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Held in Columbia, S. C, commencing Thursday, December 13, 1860. 

The Conference met at nine o'clock, in the Washington street 
Church, and, after religious services, conducted by Bishop Eob- 
ert Payne, the Secretary of the previous Conference, called the 
Roll, and one hundred and sixteen members answered to their 

F. A. Mood was re-elected Secretary ; and Osgood A. Darbv 
and F Milton Kennedy, Assistants. 

Nine o'clock, A. m., and half-past one o'clock, p. m., were fixed 
as the hours of meeting and adjournment. 

The usual Committees for the session were appointed. 

Conference continued its session during Friday, Saturday. 
Monday and Tuesday, following. 

The sessions were daily opened with religious exercises. 

After answering the usual Disciplinary Questions, and the 
reception of the Eeports from the various literary and benevo- 
lent institutions connected with the Conference, and the other 

usual business of the Conference had been transacted, the 
appointments of the Preachers for the ensuing year were 
announced, and the Conference adjourned with the Benediction 
from the Bishop. 

Robert Payne, D. D., Bishop, Aberdeen, Miss. 
F A. Mood, Secretary, Orangeburg, S. C. 

Question I. Who are Admitted on Trial ? 

John L. Sifley, Duncan J. McMellan, James II. Tai't, James 
J Workman, James P De Pass, E. Benson Tarrant, William M. 
Wilson, John E. Penny, Henry J Morgan, William A. Hodges, 
John L. Stondemier, J. F. Wilson, J. "Wesley Baby, Jefferson 
Hoover, Samuel A. Roper, James D. Carpenter, Newton K. 
Melton, John A. Wood, J. H. C. McKenny.— 19. 

Question II. Who Remain on Trial ? 

John L. Dixon, James B. Campbell, J. W McRoy, James W 
Coward, John Hutchinson, Algernon S. Link, Thomas J. Clyde, 
John W Humbert, Andrew J Stokes, Linsey C. Weaver, Girard 
W Du Pre, Thomas W Munnerlyn, Thomas II. Edwards, Peter 
L. Herman, Edgar T. R. Frippe. — 15. 

Question III. Who are Admitted into Full Connection f 

James C. Stoll, Oliver Eaddy, Chambers E. Land, Robert B. 
Allston, George H. Wells, John B. Massebeau, Thomas G. Her- 
bert, Frederick Auld, William Bowman.— 9. 

Question IV Who are Re-Admitted? 
John H. Zimmerman. 

Question V Who are received by Transfer from other Con- 
ferences ? 


Question VI. Who are the Beacons of one year ? 

Henry D. Moore, Wesley W Graham, Augustine W Walker, 
William C. Power, Abram N. Wells, Augustus E. Bennick, John 
W Abernathy, V A. Sharp, Manning Brown. — 9. 


Question VII. What Travelling Preachers are Elected and 
Ordained Deacons ? 

J. C. Stoll, Oliver Eaddy, Chambers E. Land, Robert B. A II- 
ston, George II. Wells, John B. Massebeau, Thomas G. Herbert, 
Frederick Aukh William Bowman. — 9. 

Question VIII. What Local Preachers are Elected and Or- 
dained Deacons ? 

L. N East, H. II. Penny, E. C. Eagsdale, L. A. Whitlock.— 4. 

Question IX. What Travelling Preachers are Elected and 
Ordained Elders ? 

James M. Cline, W J. E. Frippe, J L. McGregor, F M. Mor- 
gan, Evan A. Lemmond. — 5. 

Question X. What Local Preachers are Elected and Ordained 
Elders ? 

J A. Hendrix, C. A. Plyler, Eben Hays, C. D. Bo well.- -4. 

Question XL Who have Located this year ? 

G. W Stokes, Jacky M. Bradley, A. J Evans, W B. Cur 
rie. — 4. 

Question XII. Who are Supernumerary ? 

S. B. Jones, Whilefoord Smith, A. P Martin, J. W North, 
W C. Kirkland, A. W Walker, II. C. Parsons, W A. Heming- 
way, Samuel Townsend. — 9. 

Question XIII. Who are Superannuated ? 
Alexius M. Forster, Wm. C. Patterson, David Derrick, Hart- 
well Spain, Joel W Townsend. — 5. 

Question XIV What Preachers have died during the past 
year ? 

Eev. Henry Bass departed this life, May 13th, 1SGU. On 
Sabbath morning, just as the sun was rising, he was permitted 
to enter the temple above at the time he had been accustomed 
to arrange his thoughts and his heart for service in the temple 
below. He was ! born in Berlin, Connecticut, December 9th, 
1786, the son of Daniel Bass, one of the daring patriots thai 
threw the tea overboard. About the age of twenty-one, lie 
came to Fayetteville, N. C, with the avowed object of 
bettering [his temporal condition ; it was here he beca me 
acquainted with the Methodists, and joined the church on 

probation, in 1807 Soon after, being powerfully moved to 
preach the gospel, and conferring not with flesh and blood, he 
offered himself to the South Carolina Conference, and was 
admitted in the Town of Camden, December, 1811. His class- 
mates have nearly all passed away, the only 'survivor in this 
Conference being' the Rev. Nicholas Talley. Brother Bass was 
ordained Deacon by Bishop Asbury, in Fayetteville, Jan. 16th, 
1814, and an Elder, by Bishop McKendree, in Charleston, 
Dec. 28th, 1815. He died in the forty-ninth year of his min- 
istry, thirty-seven years having been spent in an effective 
relation to the Conference, and a few months more than eleven 
years in the relation of a superannuated preacher. Eighteen 
years he filled the office of Presiding Elder, and nineteen 
years were spent on circuits and stations. 

He was always laborious, attentive and useful, never consult- 
ing his own ease or convenience. He abounded in good works, 
willing to spend and be spent for Christ. The disease of which 
he died (cancer) made its appearance in 1856, and gradually 
spread until his whole system became vitiated. For nearly six 
months before his death, he was confined to his bed almost 
entirely, and most of the time under the influence of anodynes ; 
but, whenever awake, the subject of religion was first, and in 
his religious experience there was no confusion. He would 
often say, "How good the Lord is;" "1 trust in Clod above 
all." In almost every instance when prayer was offered at his 
bedside, he seemed carried with the service, and his expressions 
of faith and holy joy presented a true spectacle of moral 
sublimity. Thus lived and died a guileless Christian minister. 
He is doubtless with Clod, and his works do follow him. 

Hugh E. Ogbtjrn was received into the South Carolina Con- 
ference on trial in 1838, and died in the District of Williams- 
burg, on the 19th January, 1860, in the forty-third year of his 
age. Sudden and frequent attacks of illness having disqualified 
him for continued and active service in the regular work, at his 
death he held the relation of a superannuated preacher. Be- 
fore, and during this time, he labored with zeal and accepta- 
bility in winning souls to Christ. A good preacher, sound in 
doctrine, preaching often with the unction from on high. A 
short time before his death, he remarked that three things had 
been matters of special prayer : that he might die easily, die in 
his senses, and die happy. And now his prayer was answered. 
Bidding his wife and children meet him in heaven, he exhorted 
them to put their trust in Cod. To one of the preachers of the 
circuit he remarked, " Religion is good to live with ; but it is 
good now " Thus, in holy triumph, our brother has passed 
away to the rest that remaineth for the people of God. 

Charles P Campbell was born in Marion District, South 

Carolina, and was admitted on trial in this Conference at the 
last session, and was appointed to Blackville Circuit. He 
entered upon the duties of a travelling preacher with prompt- 
ness, and was faithful according to his strength. He was amia- 
ble in his disposition, and was much loved by the people. But, 
having taken a severe cold, which resulted in serious indisposi- 
tion, the Quarterly Conference, at the close of six months, gave 
him permission to go home; and, after lingering a few weeks 
in the midst of the kindness and affection of his family, he 
gently sunk into the arms of death. It is reported by those 
who were with him, that his faith stood firm in the final hour, 
and that he passed away sustained by the triumphant hope of a 
happy immortality. 

Eeddick Pierce was born in Halifax County, North Caro- 
lina, September 26, 1782. His father brought his family to 
South Carolina, and settled on Tinker Creek, in Barnwell Dis- 
trict. Here his son was awakened to a sense of his danger, 
under the ministry of Eev. James Jenkins. In 1802, he was 
received into the church by Eev. Thomas Darley. He became 
a travelling preacher in 1805, and was appointed to the Little 
Eiver Circuit, in the State of Georgia. He continued an 
effective travelling preacher, until 1812, at which time he 
located. He subsequently re-entered the Conference, and re- 
mained effective several years. His increasing deafness made 
it necessary for him to superannuate. In this relation to the 
Conference, he remained until death. Although he had no pas- 
toral charge, his zeal for God was so intense he labored inces- 
santly, and with marked ability ; indeed, his mental force, his 
grasp of thought and logical skill, were surpassed by few, and 
his matured Christian experience imparted to his religious life 
commendable uniformity. Even after he became so deaf as to 
entirely prevent his hearing the preacher's voice, he would go 
to church regularly When asked why he did so, replied, " I 
go to fill my place, as every good man ought." A few months 
prior to his death, he declined rapidly. His physicians could 
not detect the characteristics of any particular disease ; but the 
energies of life yielded under the pressure of many years, until 
death came as a welcome messenger, and called him home. He 
died in peace, at the house of Jacob Stroman, Esq., his long 
tried and fast friend, July 24th, 1860. He sleeps in Jesus, and 
his reward is on high. 


Question XV Are all the Preachers blameless in their life and 
official administration ? 

The life and administration of each one was carefully in- 
quired into, and approved by the Conference. 

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Question XVII. What amounts are necessary for the Super- 
annuated Preachers, and the Widows and Orphans of Preachers, 
and to make up the deficiencies of those who have not obtained their 
regular allowance, in their respective Districts, Circuits, and 
Stations ? 

Whole amount, including Bishop's claim, $8,830. 

Question XVIII. What has been collected on the foregoing 
accounts, and how has it been applied ? 

$5,381 73 ; and divided among thirty-four claimants, accord- 
ing to discipline. 

Question XIX. What has been Contributed for the Missionary 
and Sunday School Societies ? 

For Missions, $24,380 60. For Sunday Schools, $2,532 34. 

Question XX. Where and when shall the next Session of the 
Conference be held? 

Chester, S. C. ; the time to be fixed by the Bishops. 
Question XXI. Where are the Preachers stationed this year? 

Districts, Circuits, Names Qp p EEACHERS . 

Stations and Missions. 


Charleston : 

Cumberland Street... 



' Spring Street and 
City Mission 

St. Andrew's Miss... 
f Walterboro' Circuit 

St. George's and 
St. Paul's Mission... 
Pon Pon Mission.... 

Ashepoo Mission 

Combahee Mission.. 

Bamberg Circuit. 
Allendale Circuit. 


Win. P Mouzon, P E. 

John A. Porter.... 

T. E. Walsh 

Wm. H. Fleming. 

J. W Miller 

W. A. Hemingway,sup 

To be supplied 

JohnD. W Crook 

John Penny 

Abram Nettles 

Peyton G. Bowman. 
James W Coward.... 

Martin L.Banks 

J. A.Wood 

Wm. Crook 

Lewis M. Hamer 

Post Offices. 

Charleston, S. C. 

Danner's Cross E. 
Walterboro', S. C. 

Summervillc, S. C. 
Adams' Jain, " 
Ashepoo Ferry,'- 
Blue House, " 

Bamberg, " 

Allendale, « 


Districts, Ciucuits, 
Stations and Missions. 

Names of Pkeachers. 


'Black Swamp Cir...l.Tolin W Kelly.. 

[Frederick Auld. 
Prince William's 31.i,Vm. W Mood... 
Savannah Eiver M.jJohn R. Coburn 

John W McEoy 

Post Offices. 




S. C. 

Bluffton Mission. 

Beaufort Mission.... 
^ Edisto& Jehossee 31. 
Missionary to China... 

Samuel Leard jBluffton, " 

N. K. Melton " « 

Israel P Hughes Beaufort, " 

Charles Wilson iEdisto, « 

Benjamin Jenkins Shanghai, China. 


,...i Orangeburg, S. C. 

Orangeburg Circuit. 

Alex. B. Stevens. 

R. B. Tarrant 

St, Matthew's 3iiss..iTo be supplied.... 

Cypress Circuit jjj. W Seale 

Summerville Miss... C. McLeod 

' Cooper River Cir...jA. JST. IV ells 


oper Kiver and 3 
ddie St. John s [ 

Cooper Riv 

| Mission 

| St. James', Goose 
[ Creek, Mission.... 
St. George's Circuit... 
Blackville Circuit... 
Edisto Fork Mission 

Barnwell Circuit 

Aiken Mission 

Graniteville Mission 

Geo. W Moore 

J Lee Dixon.... 

To be supplied... 

Wm. Hutto 

Wm. G. Connor.. 

E. A. Price 

W W Graham.. 

E. F. Thwing 

M. A. McKibben. 

Holly Hill, 


Lexington Circuit j E. J Pennington 

jJ. B. Massebeau , 

St. George's, S. C. 
Blackville, " 



marion district A. 31. Chrietzberg,P.E.!3Iarion, 


Marion Circuit. 

' Georgetown 

Santee 31ission 

Black Elver and 
Pee Dee 31ission. 

Sampit Mission 

Waecamaw Mission. 

Thomas 31itchell... 

J. W Murray 

One to be supplied. 

C. H. Pritchard 

John Finger 

J H. Tart 

Abner Ervin.... 

C. E. Land 

J. A. Mood 

Charles Betts... 

D. J. McMillan. 


















Districts, Circuits, 
Stations and Missions. 

SConwayboro' Ch\... 
Conwayboro' Miss... 
All Saints Circuit... 


Lynchburg Circuit 

Brownesville Circuit... 
Williamsburg Circuit.. 

Darlington Circuit.. 

+ Liberty Chapel Mis- 
sion and Lynch's 
Creek Circuit 


Names of Preachers. 

George H. Wells. 

A. S. Link 

William Bowman. 

D. J. Simmons 

M. A. Connelly.... 

W L. Pegues 

L. M. Little 

J C. Stoll 

P. F. Kistler 

J D. Carpenter.... 
J. B. Campbell 

Oliver Eaddy 

E. J Boyd, P. E. 

Columbia : 

Washington Street. 

'Tedium Street Miss 
ongaree Mission... 

^iarion Street 

Fairfield Circuit 

Sandy River Mission. 

Chester Circuit 

Eocky Mt. Circuit.... 

( Richland Circuit... 
{ Richland Fork Mis 

| Camden 

I Wateree Mission... 


Sumter Circuit. 

Santee Circuit , 

Upper Santee Mission 

Manning Circuit 

Sunday School Sec'y. 
Pres't Col. Fern. Col.. 

W A. Gamewell... 
S. Townsend, sup.. 

M. Brown 

N. Talley 

J. W Humbert 

J. W Puett 

J.J Workman 

W S. Haltom 

A. G. Stacy 

A. J Cauthen 

B. T. E. Frippe.... 

Wm. A. Clark 

J. L. McGregor 

B. J. Meynardie.... 

J L. Shuford 

W M. Wilson 

R. P Franks 

A. L. Smith 

W A. Hodges 

M. Puckett 

D. D. Byars 

T. W Munnerlyn. 

H. D. Moore 

Charles Taylor 

Wm. Martin 

Post Offices. 

Lynch burg, 
Little Rock, 





Mars Bluff, 


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Brown's P 




Columbia, " 

Wateree P O., " 

Camden, " 


Friendship P.O." 



Districts, C'iRcriT.s, 
Stations and Missions. 

Namls of Preachers. 

Post Offices. 

ookeslsury district.. .W A. McSwain. P E. Cokesbury, S. (.' 
Cokesbury Circuit., 

Laurens Circuit. 



dewberry Circuit. 

Saluda River Mission. 
i .Ninety-six Circuit... 
} Rocky Pond Mission 

Butler Circuit 

Edgefield Circuit 

Abbeville Circuit 

JW H. Lawton 

,A. B. McGilvray.... 

iS. B. Jones, sup 

.,.J T. Kilgo 

J L. Stoudemire.... 

A. P. Martin, sup.. 

Bond English jX ewberry, 

!.J W Wigktman i " 

One to be supplied ; 

To be supplied < 

J M. Carlisle jXincty-six, 

,'G-. W M. Creighton...: '" 

One to be supjjlied 

J. E. Pickett : Oakland, 

J S. Connor Ldgefield, 

Thomas Raysor Abbeville, 



Anderson Circuit 

Pendleton Circuit 

Pickens Circuit 

Williamston Circuit.. 

II. J. Morgan 

T. G-. Herbert 'Anderson. '■ 

Y A. Sharpe Pendleton, 

jF M. Morgan Pickens, 

;J. L. Sifley ! Grove Station. S.C 

wadesboro' district.. S. II. Browne, P E 

Wadesboro' Circuit... 

Ansonville Circuit 

Agt. Car. Fern. Coll.. 
Albemarle Circuit 


( Rocky River Mis 
Monroe Circuit 

i Lancaster Circuit... 
•; Catawba River Miss 

Chesterfield Circuit 

and Mission 


Bennettsville Circuit.. 

jL. A. Johnson 

H. C. Parsons, sup 

|S. Jones 

;J. Hutchinson 

'Augustine W Walker 

AY C. Power 

|J M. Cline 

jE. W Thompson 

jP L. Herman 

0. A. Chrietzberg 

B. G-. Jones 

G-. W DuPre 

Landy Wood 

A. H.Harmon 

One to be supplied 

L. Scarboro ' 

J F Wilson I 

W S. Black | 

R. R. Pegues I 

R. B. Alston i 

Wadesboro', X C. 















i Monroe, <■ 

Hanging Rock. 

Chesterfield, S. C 
« a 

Cheraw. '■ 

Bennettsville, u 

Districts, Circuits, 
Stations and Missions. 

Society Hill Mission... 


Lincolnton Circuit. 

Dallas Circuit 

Pineville Circuit.. 


Charlotte Circuit. 

{ Catawba Circuit. 

; Principal of Ruther- 
ford Academy 

Rich Mountain Miss 
Lenoir Circuit and 

Caldwell Mission.... 

Morgan ton Circuit 

Shelby Circuit 


Rock Hill Circuit 

Davenport Female 




Broad River Mission... 
Spartanburg Circuit. . . 

Rutherford Circuit.. 

Hickory Nut Gap M. 

McDowell Circuit 

Columbus Circuit 

( Pickensville Circuit 
\ Keowee Mission.... 


Greenville Circuit.... 

Union Circuit., 


Names of Preachers. 

D. A. Ogburn 

J. T. Wightman, P E. 

George W Ivey 

J. Hoover 

T. IT. Edwards 

A. McCorquodale 

F. M. Kennedy 

W W Jones 

J. W Abernathy 

W Carson 

J. H. C. McKenny 

R. L. Abernathy 

A. P Avant 

J. Watts, J. W Rabv. 

W J. E. Frippe .*.. 

J S. Nelson 

L. C. Weaver 

Daniel May 

S. A. Roper 

J W North, sup 

H. M. Mood,Pres 

H. A. C. Walker, P E 

James Stacy 

W C. Kirkland, sup.. 

Jos. Pai-ker 

A.J Stokes 

Alex. W Walker, sup 

J S. Ervine 

A. R. Benniek 

M. Eaddy 

T.J Clyde 

T. S. Daniel 

To be supplied 

S.J Hill 

A. H. Lester 

E. A. Lemmond 

J. H. Zimmerman 

J. P DePass 

0. Murchison, sup 

Post Offices. 

Society Hill, S. C. 

Shelby, N. C. 

Lincolnton, " 

tc <s 


Pineville, " 

Charlotte, " 

Newton, " 

Morganton, " 

Lenoir, " 

Morganton, " 

Yorkville, S. C. 

Rock Hill, « 

Lenoir, N. C. 

Spartanburg, S. C. 

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Rutherford, N C 

Pickensville, S. C. 

Greenville, " 

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Union, " 

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Districts, Circuits, 
Stations and Missions. 

Goshen Hill Circuit... 
Paeolet Circuit 

Wofford College. 

Names of Preachers. 

J. W Crider 

0. A. Darby 

A. M. Shipp, Pros 

Whitefoord Smith,Pro 
H. II. Durant, Agent. 

Post Offices. 

Goshen Hill, S. C. 
Spartanburg, S. C. 


A. M. Shipp, D.D., was appointed to preach the Annual Ser- 
mon before the Junior Preachers of the Conference. Bond 
Enolish, alternate. 


JnatitutioriH, ^solutions, djjommitte, fitt. 




Article I. This Society shall be denominated " The Mis- 
sionary Society of the South Carolina Conference, Auxiliary to 
the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 

Art. II. The object of this Society shall be to assist the 
Parent Society to extend its Missionary labors in the United 
States and elsewhere. 

Art. III. The business of this Society shall be conducted by 
a President, two Vice Presidents, a Recording and Correspond- 
ing Secretary, Treasurer and nine Managers, who shall be 
annually elected by the Society, all of whom shall be members 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

Art. IV At all meetings of the Board of Managers, it shall 
require five members to form a quorum. 

Art. V The Board shall have authority to make By-Laws 
for regulating its own proceedings; and shall annually submit 
a report of its transactions and funds to the Society; and shall 
inform the Conference of the state of its funds. 

Art. VI. The Treasurer shall hold the funds of the Society, 
subject to the drafts of the Bishop, in accordance with the 
Second Article of the Constitution. 

Art. VII. Each subscriber paying 81 annually, shall be a 
member of this Society; and the payment of $10 shall consti- 
tute a member for life. 

Art. VIII. The Annual Meeting of this Society shall be held 
some time during the session of the Conference, at the discre- 
tion of the Board of Managers. 

Art. IX. The President, Vice-Presidents, Secretary and 
Treasurer, shall be ex-officio member* of the Board of Mana- 


c fi-,« Society, the President, or 
_ Aht. X. At all ^e meetm^he Souoty, ^ ^ ^^ ^ 

^^SSiZt^uch i£ber as shall be appointed by the 

^^flKttes of each meeting of the Society shall 
be^signed by the President and Recording Secretary 

4rt XII The Constitution shall not be altered but by a 
vote of two-thirds of the Annual Conference, at the recommen- 
dation of the Board of Managers. 


I. The Managers shall meet annually, at such places as may 
be appointed for the . A nnual Conference on the day previous to 
its sitting. 

II. At all meetings of the Board, the President, or in his 
absence, the Vice-President, or President pro tern., shall take the 
chair at the hour appointed ; shall preserve order, and appoint 
committees ; and shall, also, have authority to appoint extra 
meetings of the Board. 

III. The Secretary shall keep a correct journal of the min- 
utes and proceedings of the Board, and attend all its sittings 
when practicable; and, in case of absence, transmit the record 
of the Board to the place of meeting. 

IV It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep a correct 
account of receipts and expenditures, which shall be submitted 
with the necessary vouchers, to an Auditing Committee to be 
appointed by the Board at each annual meeting. 

V The Board shall hold a meeting on a day not later than 
the seventh of the Conference sessions, at which the Treasurer 
shall be required to furnish a statement of the funds; and the 
Board shall, thereupon, notify the Presiding Bishop of the 
amount for which drafts may be made the ensuing year. 


The reports from the various missions furnish the following 
statistics : there are thirty-eight missions within the bounds of 
our Conference ; of these, twelve are to the whites in destitute 
parts of the country, and twenty-six to the colored people. In 
these missions there are one thousand four hundred and eighty- 
three whites in full connection, and three hundred and three 
on probation; colored in full connection, nine thousand three 
hundred and ninety-two ; on probation, one thousand nine hun- 
dred and sixty-eight ; children under catechetical instruction, 
six thousand one hundred and seventy-eight. To supply this 


work, forty-three zealous and faithful men have been detailed 
from the regular pastoral work. We feel thankful to God that 
the lives of our brethren have been spared in these fields of 
exposure, and that their labors have been attended with en- 
couraging; success. 

The missionary work among the negroes has long engaged 
the prayerful attention and generous support of this society. 
The first to begin anything like systematic effort for the im- 
provement of the slaves in the South, ours shall be the last 
Conference to desert the work. Having passed through the 
period when our motives were suspected and our operations 
jealously scrutinized, no one can think of retiring now, when 
we are everywhere hailed with welcome by master and slave. 
The work is no longer an experiment. The success has become 
matter of history. The fruit is abundant — and our rejoicing is 
this : '• the poor have the gospel preached unto them." In this 
enterprise we have not sought the commendations of the irre- 
ligious world ; we have not waited the approval of conceited 
philanthropists ; nor have we courted a place in the heralded 
glories of a spreading Church; but our hearts have swelled 
with silent joy, as we have watched the signals of divine ap- 
proval in the religious improvement of the negro. Our eyes 
though often dimmed with tears, have been fixed on the com- 
ing harvest, " when they who go forth weeping shall doubtless 
come again rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them." 

The mad crusade of Northern fanaticism shall not abate our 
interest in these descendants of Ham, which Providence has 
committed to our care. Politicians may curse our institutions, 
and psuedo-philanthropists howl over our sins ; we regard not 
the maledictions of the one, nor the drivelling pity of the 
other. Oars shall still be the pleasing task of breaking the 
bread of life to the eager hands of the negro ; we shall still 
weep with him in his penitential grief, and cheerfully join in 
his hearty songs of praise ; and in the dying hour, when the 
glory of the heavenly world begins to dawn upon him, ours be 
the pleasure to witness the light of immortality kindling upon 
his dusky brow, and ours the privilege to see how God can 
make the negro-cabin the gate of heaven. 

We cannot close this part of our report without expressing 
the belief, that a brighter day is about to open upon our 
domestic missions. All who have labored in these fields, as 
well as those who have had any pastoral charge of our colored 
people, know full well the embarrassments which have been 
thrown in the way of evangelizing this class, by the fanatical 
agitations of Northern politicians. Exposed to the wicked 
intermeddling of abolitionists, we have been compelled to 
restrict the liberties of the colored people, and even those priv- 
ileges which have been given, had to be so guarded and 
watched, as to allow but an imperfect development of redeem- 


i„g ag r7 . Th. potsnoy of *« ^'^"S « 


i^ 11 a ,/ uu 'n Y ""V'w (f has been the necessaiy protection 

fliTTifnltv of slavery, Oil! 11 11*10 •-"- v . ^ i 

a^ Imitation' which has taken up passions as malign as 
those which excited the inquisition, and is led by a blindness 
as deluded as that which guided the crusades. The .great, per- 
sistent effort has been to array the two classes of our social 
organization against each other. The Methodist Church was 
made the pioneer in this work. But the effort so to prostitute 
it 'rent it asunder in 1844, other denominations were sought as 
the instruments of this fiendish task, but the spirit of Southern 
Christianity was too pure to be sold to abolition rule. Failing 
with the Churches, the Federal Government has been seized 
upon as the only remaining power to destroy the negro and' 
the South. 

While we leave to the leaders of secession to state the civil 
reasons which sustain their movement, we believe that the full 
development of Christianity among the negroes of the South, 
demands an immediate and final separation from a government 
which, so far from quieting, has been the willing agent of 
excitements and agitations that have proved powerful obstacles 
in "the spread of Scriptural holiness through the land." The 
secession of South Carolina will settle forever the question of 
slavery. The vague dreams of abolition-redemption will soon 
fade away from the mind of the slave, and leave him happy 
and contented. Satisfied with the condition in which God has 
placed him, he will the more certainly and rapidly advance in 
religious enlightenment and Christian morality. Then, too, 
the sense of entire security, which will be felt by the master, 
will awaken a kinder and more considerate regard for the 
slave. A two-fold blessing will follow — the negro will become 
more obedient and loyal, the master more trusting and affec- 
tionate. This reciprocal interest cannot fail to work out a 
state of social confidence and order, in which the white man 
will be the more willing dispenser of the word of life, and the 
black man the more cheerful and happy recipient. For these 
and other reasons, we rejoice in what we believe to be the 
dawn of the brightest day in the annals of our mission-history 
And now, while we can hear the great gathering of this glori- 
ous Exodus that tells us the night of "terror and suspense is 
well-nigh spent, we grasp with pleasure the pilgrim's staff, and 
stand ready to follow wherever Israel's God shall guide us. 

The M. E. Church, South, has one mission in China; two 
hundred and forty-six missions in destitute portions of our 
country to the whites — missions to the colored people, two 
hundred and ten; to the Germans, twenty; in all, four hun- 
dred and seventy-seven — with an effective force of near five 
hundred men. 


The M. E. Church, North, has missions in Africa, in China, 
in South America, in Germany, in Sweden, in Norway, in Den- 
mark, in Bulgaria, and in India. Their force, domestic and 
foi-eign, amounts to six hundred. 

English Methodism, besides an effective home department, 
has six hundred ministers in foreign fields, and employs one 
thousand others, who assist in spreading the Scriptures. 

Other smaller branches of Methodism engage about four 
hundred men in this work ; so that the entire missionary force 
of all the denominations who agree in the Methodist faith and 
practice, may be set down at two thousand. In the commun- 
ion of these denominations, there are fifty thousand ministers, 
three millions of members, and twelve millions of hearers. 

These are the results of our Church labors in the past cen- 
tury. For, if the average time at which these denominations 
began, shall be struck, we have one hundred years as the age of 
Methodism. During this period, we have had to encounter the 
strongest opposition and the bitterest prejudices. All the. diffi- 
culties and hardships of missionary work have been endured, 
and the contribution of three millions of members to the Church 
of Christ, may be properly considered as the result of Metho- 
dist missions in the last century. 

These denominations now constitute the largest body of 
Protestants in the world. In addition to numbers, wealth and 
educational advantages abound. Though the Wesleyan revival 
began among the poor, ours is now officially reported to be the 
wealthiest denomination in the United States. The members 
of our Church are at work in every department of enterprise; 
in agriculture and commerce, in manufactories ar.d navigation, 
on the surface of the earth and in the rich mines of the interior, 
by land and by sea, in city and in the gorges of the mountains, 
every where and in every thing that promises a rich return, 
they now become as a body, the long-fabled, but real and pow- 
erful Briarius of the present generation. All the means neces- 
sary to the most efficient organization of a foreign missionary 
department are in our hands, — numbers, wealth, and intelli- 

In addition to this, the itinerancy has trained a class of 
ministers peculiarly adapted to the hardships and labors of the 
foreign field. These who are accustomed to the malaria of the 
rice-fields, would not tremble before the fevers of Africa ; these 
who have never turned their backs to the dangers of the West- 
ern wilds, would know no fear among the jungles of India ; 
these who are cheerful and happy on the out-posts of civiliza- 
tion, would ask no homes of luxury in Syria or Japan. Full of 
earnest zeal, accustomed to self-sacrifice, and undaunted by 
dangers, it would be " victory organized " with these soldiers in 
the field. 

This exhibit of our strength is not made to excite denomina- 

tional pride or sectarian vanity but to enable us fully to 
estimate the obligations imposed by the possession of so many 
talents Of those "to whom much is given, will much be 
required." The Church has surely passed its minority. It 
cannot, it must not be content with home evangelization. How 
much then is required of the Church for missions abroad? 
The answer is to be found only in the amount of our ability. 
We are " accepted according to that we have." This is the 
New'Testament rate of obligation ; not the Jewish tenth, but 
the Christian's ability to give. Not only is this clearly laid 
down as the rule of our faith, but the continuance of our 
present blessings is suspended upon compliance to the rule, 
"from him that hath not shall be taken even that which he 
hath." Present advantages, great as they are, cannot long be 
ours without improvement. We have tarried long enough at 
home. A new spirit must be kindled, new enterprises must 
awaken our zeal, and new liberality will then sustain the work. 
No man can doubt the call of God to this work, who will 
look at the opening fields. Central and South America, our 
continental neighbors, ought to be made fraternal co-workers in 
the spread of the gospel. Beyond the Pacific, China's millions 
await us. Japan cannot long resist the friendly intercourse 
so happily begun, and every island of the empire will soon 
stretch its hands for the word of life. Africa has long been a 
scene of heroic suffering, and still the half is not done that 
might be effected for the redemption of its darkened children. 
All hearts are now rejoicing at the brightening prospects of 
evangelical truth among the nations of Europe. Here the corn 
is breast-high, and waving to the reapers. The Ottoman 
Empire, long tottering to its fall, must soon tremble into ruins, 
and leave the crescent an unfeared symbol of power in Asia. 
The Jews, who for ages have been considered unapproachable, 
give signs, in many places, that judicial blindness is yielding 
before the gospel day The world is often to us. Turn where 
we will, and we shall see that "the harvest is great," and the 
master is calling for laborers. To stand still at this time, will 
be to hesitate when the Lord is saying, "go ye into all the 
world and preach the gospel to every creature." To stand 
still, will be to allow our prosperity to consume us, and our 
luxuries to destroy us. To stand still, will be to allow seven 
hundred millions of our race to perish. And this, too, when 
we are best prepared for action ; this, too, when the promise 
assures us that the " kingdom of this world shall become the 
kingdoms of our Lord and his Christ;" this, too, when we are 
supported by fifty millions of the followers of Christ; w T hen 
the kingdoms of Christendom rank among the first nations of 
the earth, and its cities and towns are the richest in the world. 
Shall it be so f Duty to God, duty to ourselves, and duty to 
perishing thousands, says no. And may the prayers, and zeal, 
and liberality of the Church, say no. 


In conclusion, we present the following resolutions for your 
consideration : 

Resolved, 1st. That our home and domestic missions shall 
still command our teuderest, cheerful support. 

Resolved, 2d. That the time has come when, as a Church, we 
must not be content with the work of home-evangelization, but 
we must move, with active effort and vigorous zeal, all the 
resources at our command, for the conversion of the world. 



^flutlt Carolina flfonfmnre IRiasionarg £tor«tg. 


C. H. PRITCHARD, Treasurer, 
In account with South Carolina Conference Missionary Society, December, 1860. 
To Collections during past year: 


Charleston—Cumberland, by Rev J A Porter: from whites, $78 68; 

from colored, 124 68 $203 36 

Trinity, by Rev W H Fleming: collections, 389; colored missionary 

society, 94; juvenile colored missionary society, 17- 500 00 

Bethel, by Rev D J Simmons 105 00 

Spring Street, by Rev F Milton Kennedy 10 00 

Allendale circuit, by Rev LM Hamer: collections, 151 75; English 

chapel, 20.... 17175 

Walterboro circuit, by Rev J D W Crook : 20 of which to make Rev L 

Bellinger life member 501 90 

Black Swamp circuit, by Rev J W Kelly: of which 15 for Home mission, 

10 Indian mission, 15 China mission 310 00 

Bamberg circuit, by Rev W Crook 80 00 

Beaufort mission, by Rev I P Hughes: John J Smith, 50; Dr Thomas 
Means, 50; Mrs S B Fuller, 100 00; Hon E Rhett, 40; Mrs M B 
Stewart, 20; Major H H Sams, 30 290 00 

Combahee mission, by Rev M L Banks: Daniel Blake, 150; estate Hey- 
ward, 150; Charles Hey ward, 200; J B Hey ward, 150; Captain A 
Heyward, 100; Charles T Lowndes, 100; Mrs Mason Smith, 30 880 00 

Edisto and Jehossee mission, by Rev C Wilson: Hon W Aiken, 150; J J 

Mikell, Esq, 100 250 00 

Pon Pon mission, by Rev P G- Bowman'; Col Lewis Morris, 150; Hon J 
B Grimball, 50; H H Manigault, 30; Col J E Jenkins, 30; estate 
Mrs A A Gibbs, 20; R J Laroche, 10; C P W King, 10; Hon H S 
King, 60; Col J Ashe, 25; J C Meggett, 25; J R Wilson, 25. . .. 435 00 

Bluffton mission, by Rev S Leard: J Porcher, 100; P F Meggett, 10; 
Miss H Pinckney, 100; estate Edwards, 100; Rev G Allen, 50; 
Daniel Johnson, 50; Mrs H Hardee, 50; B Wiggins, 20; Jas Sea- 
brook, 100; Dr J W Kirk, 50; Hon W Pope, 50; Mrs Strauss, 5; 
Thomas Jeffords, 10; estate Guerard, 20 ; Mrs Corley, 9; Gen Wm- 
ningham, 10 ; Peter Brunson, 6 ; C Colcock, 30 72a 00 


Prince Williams Mission, by Rev W W Mood: H IV Stewart, 40;^ Col ^ ^ 

Paul Hamilton, 50 . . . . . • • • • • • - ; • ; • ■• p g^J 110 ; estate Tay- 

Savannah River m.ssion, by J B Oobu, ^ Manigault, 50; D 

BliLdale plantation, 75: ; ^^^U,e sj' ii^R ^Bedon, "' °° 
btC 1o°-\^"cF Davts 15; G Wiilun S ,20. ; Thomas Laracy, 10; E Cal- 
lar 16- J Callar, 10; P Missionary, 3; J B Campbell, 5; Robert 

UUfibiirn 2- John Rivers, 2; J Bivins, 2; collections, 5 150 00 

Ashepoo mission, by Rev J W Coward: Hon N Hey ward, 100; E B 
Means 50- R Pressly Smith, 50; Capt W Godfrey, 40; Robt Chis- 
holm, 40; J M Rhett, 30; Capt II S Rhett, 30; W C P Bellinger, 30; 
W B Means, 50; Mrs E H Tracy, 10; estate C C Tracy, 10 440 00 


Cypress circuit, by Rev L Scarboro 

Blackville circuit, by Rev J M Bradley 

St George's circuit, by Rev W Carson: 18 for foreign mission 

Barnwell circuit, by Rev M Eaddy 

Cooper River circuit, by Rev W A Clark: from Pineville, for China, 5; 

collections, 105 ; Rev J Davis, for China mission, 5 115 00 

Lexington circuit, by Rev E J Pennington; of which 20 is for foreign 

mission 100 00 

Orangeburg circuit, by Rev A B Stephens 136 00 

Cooper River mission, by Rev G W Moore: Dr T G Prioleau, 20; W 
Ravcnel, 35; J II Porcher, 40; J Porcher, 60; S Lucas, 25; interest 
on Trinity Bond, 70; Hon C Macbeth, 50; estate Captain Robertson, 
20; O Harleston, 10; S Lucas, 25; J Venning, 100; E DuBose, 40; 
J Porcher, 50; R Ravenel, 20; J H Porcher, 40; W Ravenel, 35; 
P Porcher, 25; T Ravenel, 25 ....' 690 00 

Aiken and Graniteville Mission, by Rev J A Mood; Graniteville manu- 
facturing company, 100; B C Heard, 10; Mrs Powell, 5; Mrs Green, 
5; Miss Hill, 15; Mrs Fortner, 6; Mrs Meetze, 5; Jas Montgomery, 
8; J II Fortner, 5; Mrs Marshall, 10; little Julian Harris's dying 
bequest, 1 55; Graniteville Sunday school, 5 50; Miss Happoldt, 5; 
T Hey ward, 15; sundry collections, 67 41 263 46 






214 15 





,252 56 


Marion station, by Rev B English: collections, 181 68; Miss Anna Griggs 

missionary box, 4 30 ; Miss Bettie Fox worth's missionary box, 3 27- 1S9 25 
Georgetown, by Rev R J Boyd: from whites, 192 7S; children of Sunday 

school, 35 ; colored people. 96 323 78 

Darlington circuit, by Rev P F Kistler 216 00 

Lynchburg circuit, by Rev W L Pegues 210 00 

Williamsburg circuit, by Rev L M Little 375 50 

Brownsville circuit, by Rev J W Murray 171 00 

Waccamaw mission, by Rev C i'etts : from Col C Alston, 100 ; Est R Nes- 
bit, 40 ; Mrs R JSTesbit, 20 ; Mrs Trapier, 20 ; Mrs J Tillman, 25 ; Mrs 
B Tillman, 10 ; W Porter Sen, 10 ; W Porter Jr, 2 ; Mr Heard, 3 ; Mr 
Colcoek, 6; J Parker, 10; Est Rev L Belin, 500; public collection, 

13 50.. 759 50 

Marion circuit, by Rev G W Ivy 216 55 

Con wayboro circuit, by Rev M A Connerly 209 40 

Lynch/s Creek, by Re'v G H Wells 13 00 

Darlington station, by Rev C H Pritchard : public collection, 134 25; 

prayer meetings, 81 31 ; Sunday schools, 10 99 226 55 

Black River and Pee Dee mission, by Rev A Ervin : Hon R F Alston, 50 ; 
F Weston, 50 ; estate Tucker, 40 : B F Dunkan, 30 ; B M Grier, 25 ; 
Chas Alston, 50; J H Trapier, 20; E Coachman, 25; W Trapier, 20; 
J R Easterling, S; J C Atkinson, 20; RDozier, 20; J Pringle Alston, 
25; Francis Green, 10; Rev L A Grier, 15; W King, 10; W R Grier, 
5; T C Grier, 5; W Bull Pringle, 25. 453 00 


Sampit mission, by Key Thos Mitchell : estate F Withers, 300 ; J B Pyatt, 

100; Jno F Pyatt, 100; blacks atFriendfield and Northampton, 13 sy 513 89 

Liberty Chapel mission, by Rev J L McGregor : Rev H McCleneghan, 50, 
Dr R Harllee, 50 : A H Brown, 20 ; G C James, 10 ; R W Jenkins, 5 ; 
H McCleneghan, 5; D R Gregg, 10; C S Eagerton, 8; Gen W W 
Harllee, 5; J E Gregg, 5; W J Collins, 5; Mrs M Jenkins, 2; Mrs 
M A Reynolds, 2 ; Eli McKissick, 2 70 ; W G Gregg, 2 ; C G Collins, 
1 ; cash, 1 ; J A Brown, 1 ; Mrs M Allison, 1 ; F M McCorklc, 5 ; J 
A Moody, 1 ; Miss L J Gregg, 1 ; F A Collins, 1 ; S E Gregg, 1 ; T 
Melton, 50 cts; W T Wilson. 5; Dr W R Johnson, 15 10; cash, 42 cts; 
colored people, 7 28; through Rev A McCorquodale : collection last 
year from Dr Porcher, 5; E E Gregg, 1 229 00 

San tee mission, by Rev O Eaddy : J H Ladson, 75; J R Pringle, 50; Hon 
E Frost, 30; Mrs Mayrant, 30; W Mayrant, 30; W Lucas, 30; W B 
Pringle, 35; AM Manigault, 25: S D Doar, 20; Maj Lowndes, 20; 
Mrs E Pinekney, 20; Zion, 5 25; Ferry, 2 87; Hon C C Pinckney, 25; 
estate Mrs E B Lowndes. 25 ••••.. 413 12 

$4,519 54 


Camden, by Rev E J Meynardie: V E Manget, 5; Miss S A Godfrey, 
10; J Dunlap and family, 14; Mrs Griffin, 5; J S De Pass, 3; 
J M Riddle, 50 cts; J M Legrand, 1; J PRoswell, 1; JPDePass, 1; 
J Witherspoon, 1; Jas De Loache, 1; A G Lee, 5; F L Zemp, 10; W 
F Perry, 2; C J Shannon, 5; E E Adamson, 2; J J MoKain, 2; P E 
Woods, 2; George Alden, 3; W E Johnson, for domestic missions, 
20: W C Workman and family, 5; H W DeLansenn, 2; Maj Whita- 
ker, 2: D M Rogers, 3; J F Sutherland, 5; W J Leitner and lady, 3; 
W L De Pass and lady, 10; W Wallace, 5; J B Alexander, 6; T J 
Warren, 5; W Clyburn, 2; Mrs S T Blair, 20; Mrs Graham, 1; T F 
Smith, 2 ; J W Doby, 2 ; W C Doby, 1 ; J S Merony, 1 ; J D Kennedy, 
5; W E Deloache, 1; R F Small, 1; W McKain, 1; J W McCurry, 1; 
W M Billings, 2; Mrs L Joy, 2; Mrs D Kennedy, 50 cts.; Mrs Le- 
grand, 50 cts; Mrs M Capers, 1; Mrs Thornton, 1; Miss Lizzie 
McKain, 50 cts; Miss Lizzie Kennedy, 2; Mrs Bonny, 1; Miss S 
Neil, 2; Mrs Lee, 50 ets; Miss Sue Bonny, 50 cts; Mrs T B Lee, 2; 
N Ducker, 50 ets; Mrs Haile, 60 cts; Mrs J N Gamewell, 10; Mrs 
William Wallace, 1: J B Cureton, 5; J N Gamewell, thank-offering, 

25 263 10 

Sumter station, by Rev R P Franks 74 00 

Sumter circuit, by Rev M Brown 220 00 

Richland circuit, by Rev Thos Raysor 20 00 

Fairfield circuit, by Rev J W Puett: Mt Pleasant, A F Dubard, 20, to 
make J W Dubard McCants life member; N Dubard, 10; sundry 
others, 10; Cedar Creek, D D Fenley, 5; J W Jones, 5; W Hamilton, 
5; sundry others, 24; Bethel, N C Robertson, 5; C Cook, 5; sundry 
others, 10; Union, Mrs Mason, 5; others, 5; Shilo, 22 ; Monticello, 
25- Winnsboro, Mrs Cockrell, 5; H B McMaster, 5: sundry others, 25 ; 

Pine Grove, 6; J W Puett, 3; 200 00 

Rocky Mount circuit, by Rev A J Cauthen 1H' lj> 

Santee circuit, by Rev M Puckett • 1-100 

Washington st, collection by Rev J T Wightman: collections, 128 o0; 

Sunday school class, 10 138 50 

Marion st, collection, by Rev R B Alston: Sunday school, 30, 20 of 
which to make W W Dean life member, colored missionary society ; 
20 of which to make Flora Souly life member; 20 to make Rev R B 
Alston life member; Rev R B Alston, 20, to make Mrs M S North 

life member; collections, 115 220 00 

Richland Fork mission, by Rev D W Scale ;*-* 50 

Chester circuit, by Rev A G Stacy ••• 11( 40 

Congaree mission, by Rev N Talley: Geo W Hopkins, 50; Capt A Taylor, 
40- Col F Hampton, 100; Col CBryce, 20; JL Gurnard. 20: Paul 
Chapel, 20; Mrs R Brevard, 20; Gen II Arthur, 20: Maj S D Good- 
win, 20; Maj J G Sykes, 15: FT Harris, 5; Jas Campbell, »; A 

414 00 


, , r t> t T niseker, 5; Mrs Gen Hopkins, 
Gallerod, 5; Sam Black 5; Dr. J 1 ^ • ' . rJ1 ^ 

5: Miss K Arthur, 10; Mis ^ Afhu, 1 ^ h ^ • 

1; WT Golden 1; J^^' 2 G B Bu^ 2 ; C Roache, 1; BP 
^ Zr vTv BoWlj ; blaots'at'Granby church, 3 03; Big Lake, 
"W "acr -a^s oSLinpton, 4 15 ; Miss C Arthur, 10 ........ .. 

, V>- ■ inn Iw Rev J S Connor: R b Duffie, 8; J P Campbell, 

Sandy River ^ ^^ Mr s C Means, 15; Av Pratt sr, 5; W Pratt 
• ' 5- Mrs Pratt. 1 35; E Cornwell, 5; J P Cornwell, 5; Av Vandiver, 
^ t'r 1 I ipsay 5- C Degraffenried, 5: Mrs Lyne, 4 50; Dr T Douglas. 
4- Capt Holly,' 4; J B Pry, 2 50; Miss M Douglas, 2; Mrs M Pratt. 
2- AMcKeown, 1 75; W McKeown, 1; R S Duffie, 1; Mrs. Neil, 1; 

colored persons, 11; collections, 15 90 130 00 

Wateree mission, by Rev J L Shuford: Major J M De Saussnre, 75; 

Capt J B Michel, 20; Col John English, 25; Mrs H English, 20; 

S Thompson, 5; J J Lucas, 5; J L Dickson, 2; WI Cook, 5; A 

Sanders, 10; S W Young, 10; D J Milling, 25; D D Hocott, 15; B 

Prescott, 5; AV E Oster, 1; Captain J D Kennedy, 50; Col W A 

Ancrim, 15; cash, 5; Capt Thomas Lang, 50; Mrs S Ciples, 50; B 

Boykin, 30; Col Jas Chesnut, 50; John McKay, 20; John Arthur, 

5; W Christmas, 1; Dr E J Rembert, 5; Dr C J Shannon, 10; G 

AV Galloway, 1; S H Sanders, 3; T Sanders, 3; R G Ellerbee, 5; 

p A Huggins, 2; L P Jenkins, 2; C H Moody, 1 ; W Prescot, 1; W 

L Hogan, 2; R Moody, 50e; John Chestnut, 'l0; J H MeLeod, 10, 

A Brevard, 10; W E Hughes, 6; B Perkins, 10; collections, 11 50. 592 00 

Upper Santee mission, by Rev D B Byars: Col M AV James, 20; J N 

Prierson, 15; L M MeRoy, 5; H Souder, 1; J W Alsbrook, 2: II S 

Souder, 50c; R N Riehbourg, 1; E Parlor, 5; Mrs M Parler,' 5; J 

W Hilton, 10; AV R Graham, 1; Miss E A Graham, 50c; Mrs 

Thomas, 50c: Mrs II Graham, 50c; J AV Hilton, 10; R AV Thomas 

and lady, 1 25; R AV Chewning, 1; J D Childers, 1; R W Gale, 2;- 

F G Jenkins, 5; D L Ragin. 5; J G King. 2; J J Prierson, 25; W 

Coullette, 5; P G Benbow,25; estate Ragin. 50; J H Colclough, 40; 

J M Caldwell, 10; AV C Dukes. 25; R P Haynesworth, 5; E Parler 

and lady. 6; .1 Spratl. 5; D St Pierre DuBose, 25; Dr M Ramsay, 5; 

public collections, 51 40 371 65 

$3,483 2S 


Abbeville circuit, by Rev J W North 309 30 

Cokesbury circuit, by Rev AV II Lawton : collections, 231 49 ; female 

missionary society, 42 SO 274 35 

Butler circuit, by Rev J R Pickett 159 50 

Rocky Pond mission, by Rev AA r M Creighton 150 00 

Pendleton circuit, by Rev H D Moore 13 00 

Pickens circuit, by Rev E F Ttiwing 35 50 

Ninety-Six circuit, by Rev J M Carlisle 220 50 

Anderson circuit, by Rev Thos G Herbert 150 00 

Laurens circuit, by Rev Thos S Daniel : Miss S Eppes, missionary box, 
2; Miss S Eppes, missionary box, 1; Miss L Eppes, missionary box, 
1; children at Mount Bethel, 2 05; collections in circuit, 106 ; collec- 
tions at Mount Bethel, 22 25 134 90 

Williamston circuit, by Rev A B McGilvray 62 40 

Edgefield circuit, by Rev C MeLeod 57 97 

Newberry station, by Rev M A McKibben 63 50 

Newberry circuit, by Rev J T Kilgo 307 30 

Saluda River mission, by Rev A L Smith : P B Higgins, 100; Capt A R 

Taylor, 25 ; AA" C Linsey, 10 ; public collection, 30 141 30 

$2,079 52 


Munro circuit, by Rev B G Jones 134 00 

Concord circuit, by Rev E AV Thompson 133 75 

Albemarle circuit, by Rev A AA' AValker 40 80 


Lancaster circuit, by Rev Landy "Wood 86 00 

Chesterfield circuit, by Rev Jesse S Nelson 105 00 

Ansonville circuit, by Rev William Hutto irg qq 

Society Hill mission, by Rev J M Cline : Col W Evans, 55; E Evans, 50 ; 
Col J N Williams, 50 ; C F Williams, 50 ; John Witherspoon, 50 ; Hon 
J McQueen, 25 ; Hon J A Inglis, 20 ; Dr A McLeod, 20 ; Samuel 
Evans, 25; T P Lyde, 15 ; B N Rogers. 10; Col MeLeod, 5; Major 
Drake, 5 ; Jas Peterkin, 5; Dr Pressly, 4; Benj Covington, 40; S 
McQueen, 10; J W "Williams, 25 ; A Friend, 5; colored people's col- 
lections, 14; G Dudley, 50c 447 55 

Catawba mission, by Rev T H Edwards: Dr T H Cureton, 25 ; TH 
Dunlap, 15; Mrs T Brown, 10; Miss Mary Barnes, 10; S T Wade, 
10; H H Gooch, 10 ; A member of the church, 10 ; Mrs C L Tilman, 
10; John Thompson, 10 ; C K Die, 10 ; Chas Die, 5; D D Perry, 5 ; 
H W Wilkerson, 5 ; W R Bennett, 5 ; J S McMurray, 5 ; J D McCurdle, 
5 ; J D Mcllvaine, 5 ; S Patterson, 10 ; Mrs M A J Stewart, 12 ; M J 
Mcllvaine, 5; S B Massey, 25; Mrs E R Cureton, 10; J N Dunlap, 
5 ; H B Massey, 5 ; D G Anderson, 2 ; D E Dunlap, 1 ; S A Weaver, 
25c ; T Bailey, 2 ; J N Taylor, 1 50 ; M J Cureton, 2 ; W Richardson 
and wife, 3;HG Houzer, 5 75; N B "Vanlandingham, 10; J C Hoke, 
2 ; W M Taylor, 1 ; A Mcllvain, 3 ; W Blackman, 1 ; J A Montgom- 
ery, 10; M Patterson, 5; W C Denton, 3; collections at Sunshine, 
22 15; at Tolerant, 24 25 ; Hasleton & Co, 5; collections from col- 
ored people, 17 61 ; T D Green, 15 570 00 

Wadesboro' station, by Rev H C Parsons 74 00 

Rocky River mission, by Rev W S Haltom 50 00 

Bennettsville circuit, by Rev R R Pegues 650 00 

Cheraw station, by Rev W S Black : Dr S D Sanders, 20 ; Mary Sanders, 
1; Master S Sanders, 1; H Spencer, 10; Mrs Spencer, 5; Miss II 
Spencer, 5 ; Mrs Wells, 8; D F Pemberton, 5; T S Marshall, 5; M H 
Duvall, 5; Dr J C Craig, 6; Mrs M Pegues, 5; Mrs M Tomlinson, 1; 
Mrs Lion, 2; Mrs Campbell, 2; Mrs Stephen, 25c; Mrs Edins, 25c ; 
Mrs Goodwin, 50c; Mrs Cadieu, 50c; Mrs Richardson, 25c; J C 
Wadsworsh, 2; W Kendall, 1 ; Alex Allen, 2 ; W C Stansill, 2 ; E D 
Smith, 1 ; John Stansill, 1 ; W A Smith, 1 ; T S Hayes, 2 ; J H Cly- 
burn, 1 ; J W Handall, 1 ; E H Townsend, 1 ; J H Lion, 2 ; Miss L 
Punch, 2 ; Miss Brown, 50c; Sallie Gilbert, 2 ; Rev J L Wilson, 5; T 
J Ingrabam, 2 ; P B Harper, 1 ; A J Wilson, 2 ; A A Hayes, 1 ; Miss 
C E Pegues, 2 50; Miss E W Pegues, 2 50 ; Mrs V Blakeney, 5; Mrs 
M S Jackson, 5; Sarah Morgan, 1 ; Mrs Gilbert, 2; Mrs McRae, 1; 
Mrs Tomlinson, 50c ; Mrs Hayes, 50c; Mrs Stansill, 50c; A A Van- 
derford, 1 ; E M Manuel, 1 ; A Benton, 3 ; J II Walsh, 2 ; A Race, 
60c ; Dr McRae, 1 ; Cash, 2 ; Mrs H J Threadgill, 2 ; Sallie M Thread- 
gill, 1 ; Lillie J Threadgill, 1 ; J H Threadgill, 1 ; colored people to 
make Rev W S Black a life member; Mrs H P Gillespie, 5 ; Miss H 

Gillespie, 5 18125 

Wadesboro' circuit, by Rev S Jones 205 00 

$2,793 30 


Lenoir circuit, by Rev W W Graham 72 25 

Morganton circuit, by Rev W A Hemingway 45 00 

Yorkville station, by Rev L A Johnson 25 00 

Rock Hill circuit, by Rev E A Price 53 15 

Dallas circuit, by Rev D A Ogburn 20 00 

Charlotte circuit, by Rev W W Jones 51 55 

South Mountain mission, by Rev A P Avant 24 30 

John's River mission, by Rev John Watts 4 05 

Pineville circuit, by Rev A Chrietzberg 82 15 

Catawba circuit, by Rev D May : Moore's, 2 60; Friendship, 4 75; Wes- 
ley Chapel, 26 30 ; Hopewell, 5 60 ; Fair Grove, 5 45 ; Bethlehem, 
1 88 ; St. Peter's, 3 10 ; Pisgah, 50c ; Smyrna, 85c ; Pleasant Grove, 
40c ; Bethlehem, 3 95 ; Kadish, 7 10 ; Jones Grove, 4 25 ; Zion, 5 90 ; 
Chime's school house, 6 80 ; Concord, 21 67 ; Newton, 8 45 ; Provi- 
dence, 3 90; Palm Tree, 5 05 118 OS 



90 25 

Lincolnton circuit, by Rev J ■ Fl "f, e ^.". "public collection, 34 30; children 
Charlotte station, by Rev J w JUiuei . ^ ^ 

of Sunday School, 12 ^—,rn, uodaie: DrJffT Miller, 10;_E S E 

1 • unliHc collections, io ^", > >-— .»„-„ ~~ ~, — - ■ "■"> -- *« • -^v lu ^, 
iill- Elbethel, 8; Rehoboth, 2; Sparrows House, 60c; Factory, 
A 50 '■ Salem, 3 ; Shelby. 25 05 ; cash, 65 — 60 of which to make Rev 
W Miller Rev A MeCurquodale and wife, life members 147 00 


Spartanburg station, by Rev A II Lester 

Spartanburg circuit, by Rev AV J E Frippe 

Pickensville circuit, by Rev V A Sharpe 

Rutherford circuit, by Rev .1 S Ervin 

Greenville circuit, by Rev E A Leuimond 

McDowell circuit, by Rev J W Abernathy , 

Pacolet circuit, by Rev A Darby 

Goshen Hill circuit, by Rev J W Crider 

Columbus mission, by K,ev A R Bennick 

Broad River mission, by Rev J Parker 

Union circuit, bv Rev Colin Murckison : Dr J II Dogan, 10 ; Miss A E 
Rice, 10 ; D II Sheldon, 5 ; W S Gregory, 5 ; W Martin, 5 ; J Fos- 
ter, 5 ; II Wofford, 5 ; Dr F M Tucker, 5; collections, 53 

Greenville station, by Rev S J Hill 


Interest, R Bryce, Treasurer, dividends 

Estate of Mrs May 

Rev H A C Walker 

G W Williams' interest on Rev B Wofford's legacy 

Rev A M Chrietzberg, amount returned, not being used on Black River 

and Pee Dee mission 

Rev AV P Mouzon, returned, not being used on city mission 

Avails of jewelry. 


Rev AV H Lawton and wife, 50 ; Rev W L Pegucs, to make Misses H L A 
and Emma Parker, life members, 100; from the the young ladies of 
Female College. 50 ; a lady from the avails of her pen, (M M,) 50; 
Rev AV Crook, to make C B "Walker life member, 20 ; Rev C Taylor, 
to make Dr A N Talley life member, 20 ; Revs L M Hamer and 
W A Clark, to make Rev R Abbey life member, 20; Rev N Talley, 
to make Rev Dr Means life member, 20; Rev A B Stevens, to make 
Mrs R P Myrant life member, 20 ; Rev M A Connoly, 5; donation, 
6; Mrs Sarah Bryce, 25; Rev W Hutto, 10; Rev J T Kilgo, 10; 
Rev J S Ervin, 5 ; Rev A H Harmon, 5 ; Rev A G Stacy, 10 ; Mrs 
A G Stacy, 5; Mrs D Gamewell, 5; Rev S Link, to make Mrs J 
Caldwell life member, 20 ; Mrs E McCorquedale, to make Mrs H 
Mood life member, 20 ; Revs J D W Crook, W H Fleming, D J Sim- 
mons, and J A Porter, to make Rev W P Mouzon life member, 20 ; 
Class of the first year, to make Rev W H Fleming, chairman of the 
committee, life member, 20 ; Revs P L Harmon, G W DuPre, W S 
Black, and E AV Thompson, to make Rev S H Brown life member, 
20 ; Revs M Brown, W S Black, to make Albert Rhett Taylor life 
member, 20; Rev Chas Betts, to make F A Tradewell and wife life 
members, 50 ; Rev H C Parsons, 20 ; Dr Chas Williams, to make 
Miss Betty Hamer life member, 20 ; Rev H M Mood, to make Miss 
Isabella Martin life member, 20 ; Mrs Just, to make G W Williams, 

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Jr., life member, 20 ; Rev A J Cauthen, to make Alice Jane Cauthen 
life member, 20 ; Robt Bryoe, to make Mrs Dr Means life member, 
20; Rev W Martin, to make Rev H M Mood ami wife life members, 
50 ; Revs S Leard and A M Forster, to make Mrs Dr Forster lifo 
member, 20; Drs Miller and Dogan, to make Mrs Jno Bryce life 
member, 20; Rev Martin Eaddy, 10; Revs Crider, Smith, Walker 
and Moore, to make Mrs. Captain Parker life member, 20 ; Rev W 
W Jones and Dr. Harral, to make Mrs Robt Johnson life member, 
20 ; Rev R J Boyd, 10 ; Col T J Warren, Revs J W Kelley and Hill, 
to make Mrs. Julia Glass life member, 20 : Revs J Stokes and B C 
Weaver, to make Mrs Sarah Bryce life member, 20 : Rev P G Mc- 
Gregor, 1; Rev A P Avant, 10; Rev J Parker, 10; Rev J H Zim- 
merman, 1 ; Edwin D and W Jordan, to make Miss Sue W Game- 
well life member conference missionary society, 10; Mrs W A Game- 
well and Miss M W Gamewell, to make Dr D B DeSaussure life 
member, 20; Rev J W Humbert, 10; Mrs C G Kennedy, 10; Rev 
C H Pritchard, 10 ; Revs Bowman, Coward, Auld and Wells, to 
make Rev N Talley life member, 20 ; Rev J R Pickett, to make 
Mrs R D Senn life member, 20 ; Rev J S Connor, to make Mrs H C 
Elmore life member conference society, 10 ; Rev S Townsend, 10 ; 
Rev D W Seale, 10 ; Rev W S Haltom, 6 ; Rev J T Wightman, to 
make Sarah Beonoro Means and C'larindon Chambers life members, 
40 ; Rev Daniel May, 10 ; Rev D Derrick, to make Mrs A B Kins- 
ler life member, 20 ; Mrs F Rush, to make herself life member, 30 ; 
public collections, 51 80; cash from sundry persons, 39 56. Total, $1,263 46 


Charleston District 5,995 01 

Orangeburg District 2,252 56 

Marion District 4,519 54 

Columbia District 3,483 28 

Wadesboro' District 2,793 30 

Bincolnton District ,. . . 7S0 03 

Spartanburg District 843 80 

Cokesbury District 2,079 52 22,737 04 

Anniversary meeting 1,263 46 

Miscellaneous , 452 04 


By paid for printing Minutes 

By cash paid, through E H Myers, on draft, on J Bitton, Treasurer, 

favor of W A Gamewell 

By paid Rev S II Browne, for supply on Catawba mission 

By amount lost in letter forwarded by Rev C H Pritchard 

By Bishop Early's draft in favor of Rev W A McSwain 

By Bishop Early's draft in favor of Rev S H Browne 

By Bishop Early's draft in favor of P^ev 11 A Walker 

By Bishop Early's draft in favor of Rev A M Chrietzberg 

By Bishop Early's draft in favor of Rev J Stacy 

By Bishop Early's draft in favor of W H Mouzon 

By Bishop Early's draft in favor of Rev F A Mood 

By Bishop Early's draft in favor of W A Gamewell 

By Bishop Paine's draft in favor of Rev W A McSwain 

By Bishop Paine's draft in favor of Rev W P Mouzon 

By Bishop Paine's draft in favor of Rev A M Chrietzberg 

By Bishop Paine's draft in favor of Rev R J Boyd 

By Bishop Paine's draft in favor of Rev F A Mood 

By Bishop Paine's draft in favor of Rev S H Browne 

By Bishop Paine's draft in favor of Rev J T Wightman 

By paid Rev H A C Walker's draft 

By paid Rev John Watts 

By notes, orders and checks as cash 

By cash on hand 

$24,463 54 




















. 2,071 




























Total $-'M63 54 


>ouih Carolina (tiowppue f muhtg £rhooI gtoririg. 


Article I. This Society shall be called " The South Carolina 
Conference Sunday School Society, Auxiliary to the Sunday 
School Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South." 

Art. II. The Officers of this Society shall he a President, two 
Vice-Presidents, a Secretary and Treasurer, and also a Board of 
Managers, consisting of the Presiding Elder and a layman from 
each Presiding Elder's district within the bounds of the Confer- 
ence; seven of whom shall form a quorum. 

Art. III. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at 
all meetings of the Society, and in his absence, one of the Vice- 
Presidents, and in the absence of the President and both Vice- 
Presidents, the Society shall elect a President pro tern. 

Art. IV It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a 
record of all the proceedings of the Society. 

Art. V It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and 
disburse the funds of the Society as directed by the Board of 
Managers, and report the same at each annual meeting. 

Art. VI. The Board of Managers shall meet annually, at the 
seat of the Annual Conference, on the Monday immediately 
preceding the Session, at nine o'clock, a. m. It shall be the duty 
of the Board to superintend the general interest, deliberate 
upon, and carry out the objects of the Sunday School cause, by 
encouraging the establishment of Sunday Schools, raising funds, 
procuring libraries, and devising the best methods of instruc- 
tion; and also to make By-Laws for its own government. 

Art. VII. The Officers of this Society shall be elected annu- 

Art. VIII. Any person may become a member of this Society 
by the payment of fifty cents ; and the contribution of $10 shall 
constitute membership for life. 

Art. IX. This Constitution shall not be altered but by a 
vote of two-thirds, in an annual meeting, present and voting on 
the occasion. 

Art. X. The Anniversary of the Society shall be held on the 
first Friday evening during the Session of the Conference. 



£imtit dfarotina (fonjcipce gtandsg £rttoot gtorietg. 

The Board of Managers of the Sunday School Society of the 
South Carolina Conference beg leave to submit their second 
Annual Beport : 

It is a source of intense gratification to the members of this 
Board, as it must be to every philanthropic and Christian heart, 
that a general and decided interest has been awakened, not 
only within the limits of our immediate Conference district, but 
of the entire Southern Methodist Church, upon the importance 
and necessity of early religious instruction among the young. 
This, we think, is mainly attributable, under the Divine bless- 
ing, to the increased interest manifested by those who are 
earnestly and prayerfully laboring in the Master's vineyard. 

It is not now left entirely to the minister, the faithful man of 
God, who ought not to be expected to do all of this moment- 
ous work, in addition to the heavy responsibility which, as a 
preacher of the word, is required of him. Pious and faithful 
men and women have in this work come up '' to the help of the 
Lord against the mighty." The interest manifested has been 
awakened and largely increased by the benign influence ex- 
erted in the two annual Conventions, which met for the specific 
purpose of aiding in the cause of Sunday Schools within the 
borders of the South Carolina Conference. The first of these, 
held in the city of Columbia in May, 1859, was the inaugura- 
tion of a new and splendid era in our Sunday School history. 
Its proceedings have been made matters of permanent record, 
and still serve to refresh and gladden the heart as " memory 
brings the light of other days." The second convocation, held 
in the town of Spartanburg, in May, of the present year, was 
not the less successful in its influence and effect upon all who 
enjoyed the pleasure of being present on that highly interest- 
ing and delightful occasion. If possible, it was even an im- 
provement on the first; and, certainly, the most practical and 
irrefutable argument for their repetition. It is to be sincerely 
regretted, that the proceedings of that Convention have not 
been preserved in a more permanent and useful form. Let us 
hope that circumstances may transpire by which they may vet 
be printed and circulated among our people, and preserved 
among the cherished records of the Church. In reviewing the 
past two years immediately connected with the history of our 
present organization, we have much to encourage our hope and 


., fi.uii in this peculiar and privileged labor of 

C ng What°foiSiS S^n orUmanof Cod has'not felt it a 

"Delightful task youn? souls to win, 

Ami turn the ri.?ing race 
From the deceitful paths of sin 
To seek their Saviour's face." 

Can there be a more important work than the careful and 
proper training of the young heart for usefulness here, and 
heaven hereafter? 

It constituted an important office in the ministry of the Mas- 
ter, and when he commanded the repentant Peter to Feed his 
Lambs, he enunciated as positive an injunction to his disciples, 
as when he said, Go preach my Word. Is it a task, brother, 
to work for Jesus ? Is not every precious lamb of the flock 
worth saving — worth a jewelled crown in heaven? 

J3ut the work must not all be left for the minister and teacher 
to do. Home influence must bear a co-operative and important 
part in this great work, and if Methodist fathers and mothers 
desire to have their children grow up in their faith and become 
Methodist Christians, they must see to it that efficient home 
trainui'i and influences are brought to bear upon the young and 
susceptible hearts of their children. They must be taught at 
home, to love the Church and cherish its institutions. 

The day of miracles is past, and the Sabbath Schools cannot 
be expected to do every thing unaided and alone. Christian 
people must give their prayers, their labors, and their money, for 
their support — Divinely sanctioned, and the recognized and 
legitimate nurseries of the Church, whence we must confidently 
look for the supply and increase of the harvest of converted 
and pious souls. 

The Board, in their last annual Eeport, gave the gratifying 
intelligence that two hundred and thirty-one conversions had 
taken place among the children in the various Sabbath Schools 
connected with this Conference. It is a source of deep regret 
that we are not now able to give definite information upon this, 
of all others, most important point, but, from the unavoidable 
fact that the reports from the several stations, circuits and 
missions, during the past year, cannot be obtained in time for 
immediate use, we must be content to await their publication 
among the minutes of the present Conference. 

Our last report relating to statistical information was neces- 
sarily hurried and imperfect. 

The very admirable minutes of the last annual Conference 
exhibit in the tabular statement the gratifying facts that there 
were at that time connected with the Conference, four hundred 
and forty, in place of three hundred and eighty-one Sabbath 
Schools; two thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine, in place 


of two thousand five hundred and eleven officers and teachers; 
fifteen thousand nine hundred and ninety four, in place of eleven 
thousand three hundred and fifty-four white scholars; and eight 
thousand nine hundred and ninety-four, in place of five thou- 
sand four hundred and eighty-one colored scholars, making an 
aggregate of twenty-four thousand nine hundred and eighty- 
eight, in place of sixteen thousand eight hundred and thirty- 
five, as previously announced. 

The volumes in library should have been stated at forty 
thousand seven hundred and sixty-two, in place of thirty-seven 
thousand four hundred and ninety. 

We have no means of ascertaining with certainty the amount 
raised for Sunday Schools and Missions during the past year, 
and must be content for the present with the hope that a cor- 
responding improvement in the financial interests of our cause 
has. taken place. 

At our anniversary meeting, one year ago, in Greenville, 
$277 was raised by collection and donations, which was dis- 
posed of to the best possible advantage : one-fifth to Dr. Taylor, 
as agent of the Parent Society; and the balance to the eight 
Presiding Elders, for distribution in their respective districts. 

From some of these we have the most gratifying results. In 
one instance, a brother states that the contribution of only ten 
dollars, judiciously applied, established in the mountain region 
of our State, a Sabbath School, followed by a Church, which is 
likely to accomplish much good in winning precious souls to 
Christ. This should encourage and strengthen our faith. Let 

" Beside all waters sow, 

The highway furrows stock- 
Drop it where thousand thistles grow, 
Scatter it on the rock." 

Let us hope that, upon the whole, our cause is gloriously pro- 
gressing, for, as Methodists, u-e must advance; our policy is 
necessarily aggressive, and to remain stationary means retreat, 
and retrogression means defeat. Have we not the right to 
expect that our present anniversary collection will be largely 
above the last, that we may be enabled, under the Divine bless- 
ing, to do abundantly more in this interesting field of the 
Master's vineyard for the ensuing year. 

"To foster and mature the grain 
For garners in the sky — 
That when the final end, 

The day of God is come, 
The Angel reapers shall descend 
And heaven sing harvest home." 


Officers of the Sunday School Society of the South 
Carolina CoNFERENCE.-Eev. £. Talley, President , ; Eev T E. 
Walsh First Vice President ; Eev. Wm. Martin, Second Vice 
President ; Eev. J. A. Porter, Secretary ; Eev. D. J. Simmons, 


Managers. L. Chapin, Thomas J. Warren, Dr. Charles Wil- 
liams, H. A. Conner, Dr. W Copeland, Donald Barton, Hon. G-. 
Cannon, Eev. II. Asbury. 


D. J. Simmons in account with the Sunday School Society of the 
South Carolina Conference. 

I860— Dee. 17. DR. 

To Cash reccei vcd from T. G-. Herbert $20 20 

Collected at Columbia, Anniversary 55 fiO 

J. T. Wightman to make Arthur C. Wightman a life member 10 00 

P. Bobo to make Dr. C. Taylor a life member 10 00 

Dr. C. Williams to make Mary L. Treadwell a life member 10 00 

Rev. D. Dupre to make Dr. Taylor's daughter a life member 10 00 

Lemmond & Hull to make Anna Townsend a life member. 

J. D. W. Crook to make his two children life members 

Dr. Dogan 

Samuel Lean! 

W P. Mouzon and others, to make J. W. Kelly a life member. 

R. J. Boyd, annual subscription 

Miss Carry Boyd, " " 

C. H. Pritchard, 
Jas. Stacy, 
W. A. Gamewell, 
John W. Kelly, 


















Total $169 30 

I860— Dec. CR. 

By Cash paid Dr. C. Taylor , $33 86 

W. P. Mouzon, Presiding Elder 16 93 

R. J. Boyd. Presiding Elder 16 93 

H. A. C. Walker, Presiding Elder 16 93 

A. M. Chrietzberg, Presiding Elder 16 93 

F. A. Mood, Presiding Elder 16 93 

J. T. Wightman, Presiding Elder 16 93 

W A. McSwain, Presiding Elder 16 93 

8. H. Browne, Presiding Elder 16 93 

Total $169 30 

Officers and Managers of the Book and Tract Society 
of the South Carolina and Florida Conferences. — G-. W 
Williams, Esq., President; Eobert Brvce, Esq., Treasurer; Eev. 
T. E. Walsh, Secretary. 

Managers.— B. F. Evans, Esq., L. Chapin, Esq., Eev H. A. C. 
Walker, Eev. W P Mouzon, Rev E. J. Boyd. 



The agency of the Church in the establishment of institutions 
for the public education of the young, has been recognized as 
of vital importance to her interests in every age of Christianity. 
We may, doubtless, attribute to the Apostles themselves and 
their injunctions to their disciples the erection of Academies, 
in which instruction was faithfully given in the different 
branches both of human learning and sacred erudition. St. 
John established such a school at Ephesus, and one of the same 
nature was founded by Polyearp, at Smyrna. St. Mark taught 
at Alexandria, followed by Pantamus, Clemens Alexandrinus, 
Origen, and a succession of learned Doctors, who rendered that 
institution famous for Christian philosophy and religious know- 
ledge. Eome, Antioch, Cresarea, Edessa and other places, also 
had their schools under Church supervision. 

From the time of Constantine the Great (A. D. 306), the 
Christians applied themselves with more zeal and diligence to 
the study of philosophy and of the liberal arts, than they had 
formerly done, justly apprehending that the truth might suffer 
if the Christian youth, for want of proper masters and instruct- 
ors of their own religion, should have recourse for their educa- 
tion to the schools of the Pagan philosophers and rhetoricians, 
and very properly supposing that to encourage a taste for the 
sciences, and to excite and maintain a spirit of literary emula- 
tion among the professors of Christianity by the establishment 
of schools, the erection of libraries, and by nobly recompensing 
men of learning and genius by the honors and advantages at- 
tached to the culture of the sciences and arts, were indispensa- 
bly necessary to the successful abrogation of the ancient 
religion, maintained and supported as it was by the erudition 
and talents of the distinguished sages of paganism. Under the 
auspices of Charlemagne (A. D. 800), the greatest part of 
the Bishops erected Cathedral Schools (so called from their 
lying contiguous to the principal Church in each diocese), in 
which the youth received a learned and religious education. 
The zealous abbots also opened academies in their monasteries, 
in which the more learned of the fraternity gave instruction in 
the Latin language and other branches of learning suitable to 
the future destination of the young. 

It was not, therefore, without good reason that one of the 
old divines (Thomas Bacon, A. D., 1504) said : " The fathers of 
Christ's Church, in times past, had a singular care and special 
study for the Christian younglings, that they might be brought 
up godly, virtuously, and in the knowledge of the laws of the 
Most High. Unto this end they gave money and lands to find 
both the school masters and the scholars, and erected and set 
up schools, that the lambs of Christ's flock might be fed in 


pleasant pastures of the Holy Scriptures. By this means it 
came to pass that the children trained up in the law of God 
from their youth, became godly and virtuous, so that, as they 
o-rcw up in age, so, likewise, they increased in godliness, know- 
fed«-e virtue "and goodness; which thing would to God it were 
renewed in our schools, that our Christian youth might learn to 
know Christ from their tender age. So should vice decrease, 
virtue increase, and papistry soon come to an end, and true 
godliness take root, spring, grow up, bud, nourish, bring forth 
fruit, reign, rule, triumph, and early have the victory over all 
other doctrines. In accordance with this view, at the Reforma- 
tion Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities, sprung up in 
Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, England and Scotland, 
and from that time to the present, the different branches of the 
Church of Christ have made the continent of Christendom in 
favor of religious institutions of learning, universal, by formally 
enjoining, in their highest ecclesiastical assemblies, the inculca- 
tion of religion in schools and colleges, as an important part of 
Church polity. Indeed, the relation between religious educa- 
tion and the prosperity of the Church, is so intimate, that it is 
scarcely conceivable, that the cause of religion should perma- 
nently flourish in the midst of an educational system that did 
not give prominence to the truth of God, upon which the well- 
being of society rests. Such has been the necessary influence 
of a mere intellectual development of the powers of man, that 
the sentiment is gaining general prevalence that education, if 
not religious, is a curse to any society. " Religious and moral 
education," says Cousin, "is the first want of a people. With- 
out this, every other education is not only without real utility, 
but in some respects dangerous. If, on the contrary, religious 
education has taken firm root, intellectual education will have 
complete success, and ought on no account to be withheld from 
the people, since God has endowed them with all the faculties 
of acquiring it, and since the cultivation of all the powers of 
man secures to him the means of reaching perfection, and 
through that supreme happiness." 

Guizot has also said, " There is one thing that demands our 
zeal above all others. I mean moral and religious instruc- 
tion." You know that virtue is not " always the concomitant 
of knowledge, and that the lessons which children receive may 
become pernicious, if addressed only to the understanding." 

Napoleon is reported on one occasion to have declared : " No 
society can exist without morals, and there can be no sound 
morals without religion. Hence there is no firm or durable 
bulwark for a State but what religion constructs; let, there- 
fore, every school throughout the land assume the precepts of 
religion as the basis of instruction. Experience has torn the 
veil from our eyes." 

Dr. Reese says : " Without the inculcation of that system of 


morality which the Bible reveals, the mere instruction in letters 
will prove a curse rather than a Messing" and Dr. Canning 
well exclaims: « The exaltation of talent^ as it is called, above 
virtue and religion is the curse of the age. Talent is wor- 
shiped, but if divorced from rectitude it' will prove more a 
demon than a God." For, in the language of another gifted 
writer, "Better that men should remain in ignorance than that 
they should eat of the tree of knowledge only to be made more 
subtle and powerful adversaries of God and humanity " 

Public education is in its nature adapted to the inculcation 
of religion, thus proved to be essential to constitute it a bless- 
ing, and not a curse. Its precepts are analogous to those of 
private education, being merely extended on a higher scale. 
and removed to a different sphere. The same principles and 
aims govern, whether instruction be given at home, in the 
academy or in the college. These public institutions have 
opportunities to exercise a religious influence of a very decided 
character. The two great conditions required are, first, reli- 
gious teachers, and, secondly, religious teaching. There can 
be no such thing as adequate* religious instruction without reli- 
gious teachers; and religious teachers, without the privilege of 
giving definite religious instruction, labor under serious disad- 
vantages. They may, by their spirit, their example, and their 
incidental allusions, be highly influential in recommending reli- 
gion to their pupils ; but to maintain that definite religious 
instruction is of no use in public institutions, is to exalt Chris- 
tian example at the expense of Christian truth, or rather to 
dishonor the latter in comparison with the former. Both must 
be combined, and the truth of God must be taught in connec- 
tion with secular learning by God-fearing men. Under such 
conditions, literary institutions are hopeful places for the nur- 
ture of our youth in knowledge, both secular and divine. 

The South Carolina Conference is anxiously laboring for 
that perfection of her educational system by which the wants 
of the people who wait on her ministry shall be full}* and com- 
pletely met. That system consists, at present, of Wofford 
College, designed to impart such higher instruction as is given 
in the first class male colleges of our country; the Cokesbury 
Institute, which, in addition to its relation as the principal 
preparatory school to Wofford, is also adapted to give in- 
struction to such classes of students as from inability or want 
of disposition are not inclined to take a regular college course, 
and such other schools as either in the persons of their princi- 
pals or patrons are disposed to favor the cause of Christian 
education; and for the education of the daughters of the 
Church, the Columbia Female College, the Spartanburg Female 
College, the Carolina Female College, and the Davenport 
Female College, which are adapted to give the highest ins true- 


tion common to such institutions, and are also provided, each, 
with efficient preparatory departments. 

We append the following brief accounts of the progress of 
these several institutions during the year now closing, and also 
of their present condition. 

1. Wotford College commenced its seventh scholastic year on 
the first day of October last, with a larger number of students 
than were "in attendance at the close of the last term. The 
progress in studies as exhibited in the daily recitations in the 
several departments of instruction, and in the annual and semi- 
annual examination of the classes, has been, with few excep- 
tions, satisfactory to the Faculty. The instruction has been 
characterized by good order and regularity in attendance upon 
all college duties, whilst the spirit of subordination among the 
young men, disposing them to yield a ready and cheerful obe- 
dience to all needful regulations, is deserving of special com- 
mendation. The religious aspects of the college are most 
gratifying. About three-fourths of the students are members 
of the Church, and, by their regular attendance upon the ordi- 
nances of God, evidence their desire to grow in divine know- 
ledge as well as human. The labors of the several officers of 
the institution have been unprecedented in colleges of equal 
grade, and the zeal and fidelity with which they have dis- 
charged their respective duties, deserve a grateful recognition. 
The college is in as healthy a condition as at any period of its 
history, and as wide a field of usefulness lies before it as can be 
claimed for any institution of the Southern Church. For the 
more efficient occupancy of this field, it is of the utmost impor- 
tance for the Conference to carry to a successful consummation 
the liberal endowment voted at their last annual session. From 
the liberal spirit manifested in relation to the college by many 
noble hearted Christians, as reported by the agent, the hope is 
indulged that, by the active co-operation of the members of the 
Conference, this noble object will be speedily accomplished. 

2. The Faculty is composed of the Lev A. M. Shipp, D. D., 
President, and Professor of Mental and Moral Science; David 
Duncan, A. M., Professor of Ancient Languages and Litera- 
ture; Eev. Whitefoord Smith, D. I)., Professor of English 
Literature ; James II. Carlisle, A. M., Professor of Mathe- 
matics ; Warren Du Pre, A. M., Prof, of JSatural Science. 


This School during the past year has been highly prosperous, 
increasing the number of its patrons and friends. The number 
of students during the year, amounted to one hundred and ten, 
and it is believed that, by proper efforts, the number could 
be raised to two hundred. The institution boards and educates, 
free of charge, eight sons of members of Conference, and asks 


no tuition fees from the sons of itinerant preachers. The num- 
ber of such beneficiaries during the past year has been twenty- 

The Rev J. W Wightman, who has been connected with the 
school for eight years, has resigned I is position as Classical 
Teacher, and requested an immediate release, with the view of 
entering the regular itinerant work. The Rector has been 
empowered to fill, temporarily, the vacancy, until the meeting 
of the Board of Trustees in July next, when his successor will 
be elected. Certain improvements are deemed necessary for 
the Buildings and Campus, and it is pleasing to record, that the 
people of Cokesbury are willing to do their full share in this 
noble and much needed work, and that thejr have already 
subscribed a very fair proportion of the amount necessary to 
make old Cokesbury once again thoroughly furnished and 
equipped for every good work. 


The exercises of this institution have proceeded without 
interruption, in accordance with the published plan for the 
academic year. The closing exercises of the session, in April 
last, were witnessed by a large assemblage of patrons and 
friends, and afforded the highest degree of satisfaction. The 
number of students in attendance at present is eighty-eiglrt — 
a larger proportion than usual being boarders in the institu- 
tion. The health of the students has generally been good, 
while good order and contentment have prevailed in a remark- 
able degree. A gracious revival of religion has recently been 
experienced in the Church at Lenoir, in which almost all of 
the students made a profession of religion, and all of them 
were brought under the blessed influence of God's Spirit. The 
Trustees earnestly request that their esteemed President, Rev. 
H. M. Mood, may be continued in his present position, believ- 
ing that the interests of the College require his continued care 
and supervision, which have so largely contributed to its pres- 
ent prosperous and encouraging condition. 

The Faculty is constituted as follows : Rev H. M. Mood, 
A. M., President, and Professor of Mental and Moral Science 
and English Literature ; Rev. If. A. Bass. A. B., Mathematics 
and Ancient Languages; Mrs. Laura A. Mood, Superintendent 
of Domestic and Social Duties; Mrs. Harris, Instructress in 
Music ; Miss Sarah T. Rankin, Ornamental Branches ; Mrs. C. 
A. Wilbur, English Branches ; A. A. Scroggs, M. D., Lecturer 
on Physiology and Hygiene. 

Visiting Committed— Rev H. H. Durant, Commencement 
Sermon; Rev. E. M. Kennedy, Commencement Address; Rev. 
E. J Meynardie, Address before the Cliosopbic Society. 



The Trustees of this Institution tender their congratulations 
to the Conference and the public, on the success winch, under 
the blessing of heaven, has so abundantly crowned their efforts, 
and more than realized their most sanguine expectations. Ihe 
Eev Wm Martin was called to the Presidency m the month of 
February who, though foreseeing and fully understanding all 
the difficulties he would have to face, waived all his feelings of 
personal comfort, and promptly entered upon the duties of his 
office. His administration has been marked with success, and 
seconded as he has been by a most able and excellent corps of 
teachers, and especially by that mother of teachers, Mrs. Mar- 
tin, whose energies seemed rejuvenated by the emergency 
which thus demanded their exercise— the career of the College 
could not have been otherwise than prosperous, and the Trus- 
tees express the conviction, that they would be untrue to their 
own feelings, were they to fail to give utterance to a most 
hearty "well done" both to him and them. The number of 
students is one hundred and sixty, among whom there has 
been neither serious sickness nor death. The financial condi- 
tion of the institution is not embarrassing. Its present indebt- 
edness is 616,734 67; to meet which, the agent reports, after a 
careful analysis, available subscriptions to the amount of $12,- 
605, leaving a deficit of §4,129 67, for which some provision 
must be made as soon as the financial difficulties of the country 
w T ill allow the use of the proper means. The Faculty is com- 
posed of the following members, viz : 

Eev. W Martin, President; Eev T. E. Wannamaker, Pro- 
lessor in Literary Department ; Mrs. M. Martin, Instructress; 
Mrs. F. Gamewell; Miss M. C. Pelot ; Miss L. H. Jones; Mons. 
D'Ovilliers, Professor of French, Drawing, and Painting; W 
H. Orchard, Professor in Music; S. Schiller, Professor in Music; 
Miss H. Craig, Instructress in Music; Miss Jones; Miss Or- 
chard; Mrs. M. E. Brady, Instructress in Fancy Work ; Mrs. 
D'Ovilliers, Instructress in Italian, German, and Yocal Music; 
J. B. Black, Steward; Mrs. E. A. Black, Matron. 


The scholastic year in this institution opened more prosper- 
ously than at any former period of its history. Already one 
hundred and twenty-seven pupils have been enrolled, and the 
Faculty are authorized to expect the number to be increased to 
one hundred and fifty, in February next. By the prompt 
action of the Trustees, and the liberality of the friends of the 
college, between seven and eight thousand dollars have been 
subscribed for the erection of new buildings, to repair the loss 
sustained by fire in April last. A two-story building, 70x33 


feet, with kitchen attached, has been completed, and is now in 
use; a contract m part has been made for a spacious and impo- 
sing edinee, winch 18 to be the centre of the group, 70x00 feet, 
three stories high, with all the modern improvements of utility 
and taste. 1 he Trustees, however, in view of an existing debt, 
have determined not to prosecute the work until the amount 
necessary is secured; and an earnest appeal is, therefore, made 
to the liberality of the public in behalf of this most desirable 
object. The Faculty has been increased and strengthened, a 
valuable Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus provided, and, 
through the fostering care of the Conference, and the generous 
co-operation of friends, at home and abroad, the Trustees are 
determined to make this institution second to none in. the land, 
and one of which the Church and the friends of literatare may 
justly be proud. The Faculty consists of Wm. B. Blake, A. M., 
President ; Charles Petty, A. B., Eesident Professor ; E. Falk, 
Esq., Professor of Music; Mrs. E. Falk and Miss Laura L. Lo- 
gan, Assistant Music Teachers; Miss Martha McGlathery, 
French, Drawing and Painting; Miss Mary C. Baker, Orna- 
mental Department; Mrs. C. Y. Baker, Assistant in Literary 


The Agent, Bev "VV C. Power, has secured subscriptions to 
the amount of about $8,000, to meet the indebtedness of the 

Whereas, the sudden and unexpected suspension of the exer- 
cises of the Carolina Female College, and the extreme pressure 
iu money matters, has rendered it, in the judgment of this 
Conference, inexpedient to revive the exercises of the College 
the present year, nevertheless, 

1. Resolved, That we accept the offer of the Trustees of 
Carolina Female College, viz : the transfer of the College to 
this Confereuce for the sum of indebtedness, about sixteen thou- 
sand dollars, to be collected by an agent appointed by this Con- 
ference. The College, after transfer, shall sustain the same 
relation to the Conferance which now prevails with our other 
Conference institutions of learning. 

2. Resolved, That we heartily commend the Agent, Bev. 
"VV C. Power (whom we hereby request the presiding Bishop to 
so appoint), to the liberality of our Church and friends. 

In conclusion, the Committee beg to offer for adoption by 
the Conference, the following resolutions, viz : 

Resolved, 1. That the South Carolina Conference regards with 
feelings of peculiar pleasure, the advanced position which, in 
the providence of God, she is called to occupy on the vitally im- 
portant subject of education. 

Resolved, 2. That as a body we will use our best endeavors 


and most active exertions to promote the interests which have 
been set on foot, recommending them in all our pastoral inter- 
course, obtaining for them as many students as possible, and 
cooperating in raising such endowment funds as have been 
voted by the Conference. 

Jicsohcd, 3. That the Board of Trustees for Columbia Female 
College and Spartanburg Female College be re-elected, and 
that a Committee of Three be appointed to report Trustees for 
the several Literary Institutions under the auspices of the 
South Carolina Conference, in accordance with the resolution 
passed by the Conference, forbidding members of Conference 
serving on more than one Board at the same time. 

W A. Gamewell, C. Betts and H. A. C. Walker are suggested 
for the Committee of Three. 


Wofford College. — N. Talley, Bond English, B. J. Boyd, 
Gov. W H. Gist, Dr. J P. Zimmerman and J M. Lawton, Sr. 

Cokesbury School. — S. Leard, W P Mouzon and W II. 

Columbia Female College. — J. Stacy, C. H. Pritchard and 
F A. Mood. 

Spartanburg Female College. — A. M. Chrietzberg, H. C. 
Parsons and J T. Wightman. 

Davenport Female College. — II. II. Durant. F. M. Kennedy 
and E. J. Meynardie. 


Wofford College. — II. A. C. Walker, Chairman; W A. 
Gamewell, A. M. Shipp, W A. McSwain, C. Betts, J. B. Pickett, 
II. H. Durant, S. Bobo, Dr. W J T. Miller, Harvey Wofford, 
Dr. J II. Dogan, George W Williams, Eobert Bryce. 

Cokesbury Institute. — N. Talley, Chairman; W A. Mc- 
Swain, IT. A. C. Walker, W A. Gamewell, 11. II. Durant, B. J 
Boyd, S. Leard, General G. W Hodges, Charles Smith, H. A. 
Jones, F. A. Connor, Secretaries. 

Spartanburg Female College. — S. Bobo, Chairman; W A. 
Gamewell, II. II. Durant, W A. McSwain, H. A. C. Walker, 
J. B. Pickett, A. W Walker, Professor W DuPre, T. O. P Ver- 
non, A. H. Ivirby, J H. Wilson, J. P Smith. 

Davenport Female College. — J W Kelly, A. M. Shipp, P 
F Kistler, James S. Ervin, A. McCorquodale, Presiding Elder 
of Lincolnton District, and Preacher in charge of Lenoir Cir- 


cuit, with Jno. Eutherford, Colonel James C. Harper, Edward 
W Jones, L. P Dula. 

Columbia Female College.— Eevs. N. Talley, W. Martin, W 
Crook, W A. Gamewell, E. J Boyd, S. Leard, J. Stacy, C. 
Murchison, H. C. Parsons, C. H. Pritchard, S. Townsend, W 
H. Fleming, J T. Wightman and Andrew Wallace, Eobert 
Bryce, Dr. John W. Parker, Hon. E. J. Arthur, Hon. J S. 
Preston, Dr. A. 1ST. Talley, Hon. James D. Tradewell, W W 
Walker, Dr. J. H. Boatwright, Colonel William Wallace, S. 
Olin Talley, E. D. Senn, A. F. Dubard. 


Church Extension. — J. Stacy, W A. McSwain, C. Betts, W 
A. Gamewell, S. H. Browne. 

Mission Committee. — H. A. C. Walker, J. Stacy, E.J.Boyd, 
C. Betts, N. Talley, H.C. Parsons. 


To Examine the Candidates. — H. A. C. Walker, Chairman; 
Samuel Leard, Cornelius McLeod. 

First Year. — W H.Fleming, Chairman; J. A. Mood, OH. 
Pritchard, E. P Franks. 

Second Year. — F. M. Kennedy, Chairman; A. G. Stacy, J. W 
North, Miles Puckett. 

Third Year. — C. Murchison, Chairman; J. T. Wightman, D. 
J. Simmons, J. A. Porter. 

Fourth Tear.— J. Stacy, Chairman; J. W Miller, A. H. Les- 
ter, E. J. Meynardie. 


First Year.— The Bible : historical and biographical parts, 
with reference to Watson's Biblical and Theological Dictionary, 
enlarged, with new Biblical Atlas, and Preacher's Text Book. 
Wesley's Sermons, Vol. I. Discipline. Hymn Book. Clarke s 
Preacher's Manual. Watson's Institutes, Part III. Ihcologi- 
calCompend. English Grammar. Composition. 

Second rear.— The Bible : as to the_ Institutions of Christi- 
anity, with reference to Watson's Dictionary, as above. \\ es- 


ley's Sermons, Vol. II. Discipline, with reference to Henkle's 
Analysis. Hymn Book. Smith's Elements of Divinity. Wat- 
son's Institutes, Part IV Watson's Life of Wesley, and 
Observations on Southey. Essay or Sermon, with reference to 
Quackenboss' Advanced Course of Composition and Ehetoric. 

Third Year. — The Bible: as to Doctrines, with reference to 
Watson's Dictionary, as above. Wesley's Sermons, Vol. III. 
Discipline. Hymn Book. Watson's Institutes, Part II. Whate- 
ly's Ehetoric. Essay or Sermon, with reference to Vinet's 
Pastoral Theology. 

Fourth Year — The Bible, generally, with reference to Wat- 
son's Dictionary, as above. Wesley's Sermons, Vol. IV Disci- 
pline. Hymn Book. Elvers' Elements of Moral Philosophy. 
Watson's Institutes, Part I. Powell on Succession. Euter's 
Church History Whately's Logic. Essay or Sermon. 


The Incorporated Conference held its annual session on Mon- 
day afternoon, Dr. W Smith in the chair. The Board of 
Managers offered their Annual Eeport, which was adopted. 
The treasurer's Eeport was also received. The various funds 
of the Conference have yielded their customary income, and 
distributions were made from the Superannuated Ministers' 
Fund — the Fund of special relief— and the Educational Fund, of 
such small amounts as the condition of the trusts allowed. On 
motion, the Treasurer was requested to negotiate with the 
President of the Columbia and Greenville Railroad for a Clergy 

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
Dr. W Smith, President; H. A. C. Walker, 1st Vice President; 
A. M. Shipp, 2d Vice President; W Martin, 3d Vice President; 
H. A. C. Parsons, -4th Vice President ; W A. Gamewell, Secre- 

Managers. — A. Wallace, E. Bryce, S. Bobo, G. W Williams, 
J. D. Tradewell. 

All the young preachers of the Conference eligible were 
elected to membership in the incorporate body 

On motion, the Legal Conference adjourned. 



1. It shall be the duty of the Board, after ascertaining the 
whole amount of claim against them, annually to apportion 
the same to the several circuits and stations in the Conference 


District, and each preacher having charge of a circuit or sta- 
tion, shall furnish his successor with the amount apportioned to 
his charge. 

2. Each preacher shall make all necessary effort to collect the 
money apportioned to his charge by the Board. 

3. The preacher in charge of each circuit, shall (at the close 
of the Conference year) fix the first appointment for his suc- 
cessor, at the church nearest the parsonage, or place of hoard- 
ing ; and shall allow him, thereafter, at least one week, to 
arrange for the year ; during which time (the day to be fixed 
the preceding year by the preacher and stewards) the stewards 
shall hold the first meeting at the parsonage or place of board- 
ing, at which it shall be the duty of each steward to attend. 

4. Each Board of Stewards, respectively, shall ascertain the 
whole claim against the circuit for the current year, both for 
quarterage and travelling expenses, as definitely as possible; 
and they shall then make an estimate of the family expenses of 
the preacher or preachers, of the circuit, including servants' 
hire and house rent (if a house is to be rented), and the entire 
claim against the circuit for the current year, shall be appor- 
tioned to the several congregations composing the circuit, 
forthwith ; each congregation to be notified immediately of the 
amount it is expected to collect. 

5. The stewards shall divide the congregations composing, 
the circuit among themselves, and shall make all necessary 
efforts to collect the amounts apportioned to them. 

6. It shall be the duty of the stewards to open subscription 
books in each congregation, to meet the current claim ; and 
they shall also cause public collections to be taken up, if they 
deem it necessary, for the same purpose. 

7 The stewards shall settle with the preachers quarterly, 
and to this end the subscriptions shall be taken in quarterly 

S. The Conference collections for the support of our superan- 
nuated preachers, widows, and orphans of preachers, and to 
meet the claims of preachers deficient in quarterage, shall be 
taken up in each congregation, as early in the year as practi- 

!>. The Board of District Stewards shall be a Standing -Board 
for four years ; provided, nevertheless, that should any vacancy 
occur in the Board, such vacancy shall be supplied by the Quar- 
terly Conference; and each district steward shall be charged 
with collecting the amount apportioned for the Presiding Elder, 
to the circuit or station where he resides. 

10 The Board of District Stewards shall be charged with the 
work of supplying the district parsonage with suitable urm- 
ture, and shall be authorized to take up collections foi tins 
object, in their respective charges. 

IE Each member of the Joint Board, and more especially 

the Chairman thereof, shall feel it his duty to be active in 
endeavoring to improve the financial condition of the Church 
by correspondence with the stewards of the several charges, by- 
public addresses to the Church, at suitable times, or in any other 
way he may deem best. 

12. The Circuit Stewards shall make arrangements early in 
the vear, if they deem it necessary, to receive from the congre- 
gations assigned to them, such provisions as they may be able 
to give, for the support of the preacher's family, which shall be 
delivered at the parsonage, at market prices, and shall be placed 
to the credit of the church sending it, as family expenses. 

13. The Board of Stewards, on their respective charges, are 
requested to co-operate with the ministers laboring anions them 
m securing the amount the charge has been requested to^collect 
as Conference collection, by private applications to our wealth- 
ier members, and, if necessary, by public collections in their 
respective congregations. 

14. The respective Boards of Stewards shall have authority 
to retain any surplus Conference collections, to meet the defi- 
ciencies, if any, in the current expenses in the charge where it 
is collected. 

15. The missionaries are requested to solicit donations for the 
benefit of the superannuated preachers, widows, and orphans 
of preachers, together with deficient effective preachers of the 
Conference, from the white membership of the church under 
their care. 

16. The Presiding Elders shall constitute a Standing Com- 
mittee to ascertain the names of claimants, and the amount of 
claim each has upon the funds managed by the Board which 
information shall be placed in the hands of some member of 
the Board, during the first or second day of the session of the 
Conference, annually. 

17 Whenever an effective claimant receives on his work an 
amount equal to his quarterage, he shall have no claim on the 
funds of this Board. 

18. We recommend all our circuits and stations to publish, 
from year to year, in one or more of the papers published in 
the district or county, the names of the stewards of each cir- 
cuit and station for the current year. 

Joint Board of Finance.— J ' Stacy, Chairman; S. B. Jones, 
Secretary and Treasurer; S. Leard, W Martin, C. Murehison, 
J. YV North, D. J. Simmons, and C. McLeod, of the clergy : 
and S Olin Talley, Columbia, S. C. ■ Jos. P Smith, Spartan- 
burg, S. C. ; George W Williams, Charleston ; S. M. Stevenson, 
Marion, S. C. ; Dr. J. H. Dogan, Union, S. C. ; Dr. W J T 
Miller, Shelby, N. C, of the ltity. 

.. Th ® Board . with the concurrence of the Conference, ordered 
the following 




mil £>• 

Cumberland $85. Trinity, $125. Bethel, $125. Spi._ 
to? '-Di i ^ alter ^oro', 8100. Bamberg, $85. Allendale, 
§85. Black Swamp, $165. Bluffton mission, $30. Orange- 
burg, $175. Cypress, $150. Cooper River, $75. St. George's, 
$100. Blackville, $100. Barnwell, $40. Aiken and Granite- 
ville, $40. Lexington, $60. Marion station, $75. Marion cir- 
cuit, $100. Georgetown, $80. Conwayboro', $50. Darlington 
station, $50. Lynchburg, $50. Lynch's Creek, $50. Darling- 
ton circuit, $85. Brownsville, $85. Williamsburg, $85. Co- 
lumbia : Washington street, $175 ; Marion street, $75. Rich- 
land Fork, $25. Fairfield, $100. Chester, $40. Rocky Mount, 
880. Richland circuit, $50. Camden, $75. Sumter .station, 
$75. Sumter circuit, $175. Santee, $100. Sandy River mis- 
sion, $25. Cokesbury, $125. Abbeville, $100. Edgefield, $50. 
Butler, $30. Newberry station, $30. Newberry circuit, $125. 
Ninety Six, $75. Saluda River, $25. Rocky Pond, $25. Lau- 
rens, $100. Anderson, $25. Pendleton, $25. Williamston, $25. 
Pickens, $25. Wadesboro' circuit, $60. Wadesboro' station, 
$75. Albemarle, $25. Concord, $30. Ansonville, $40. Mon- 
roe, $50. Lancaster, $00. Chesterfield, $25. Cheraw. $75. 
Bennettsville, $150. Lincolnton, $50. Dallas, $25. Yorkville 
station, $30. Rock Hill, $50. Pineville, $50. Charlotte sta- 
tion, $35. Charlotte circuit, $50. Catawba, $50. South Moun- 
tain mission, $25. Lenoir, $40. John's River mission, $25. 
Morganton, $50. Shelby, $50. Spartanburg station, $100. 
Spartanburg circuit, $30. Rutherfordton, $40. McDowell, $25. 
Pickensville, $25. Greenville station, $30. Greenville circuit, 
$50. Union, $130. Goshen Hill, $75. Pacolet, $35. Broad 
River mission, $25. Keowee mission, $25. Columbus mis- 
sion, $25. 

Bishop's Fund. — Charleston District, $100. Orangeburg Dis- 
trict, $100. Columbia District, $100. Marion District, $100. 
Cokesberry District, $100. Wadesboro' District, $50. Lincoln- 
ton District, $50. Spartanburg District, $50. 


Iptmttral £odrig of ifuj £jmtlt dtotina (Bonfawnc*. 


Article I. This Association shall be denominated " The His- 
torical Society of the South' Carolina Annual Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South." 

Art. II. The object of this Society shall be to collect and 
preserve information in connection with the rise and progress 
of Methodism within the bounds of the South Carolina Annual 
Conference and elsewhere; likewise objects of curiosity and 
interest in the form of manuscripts, books, pamphlets, medals, 
portraits, etc., etc., and anything that may shed light upon this 
interesting subject. 

Art. III. The property of this Association shall be deposited 
at Wofford College, and each article numbered and labelled 
legibly with the name of the Association, the name of the 
donor, and date at which it was presented; the number, etc., 
to correspond with a like entry upon a register kept for that 

Art. IV All the property of the Association shall be open to 
the inspection of the members of the Society and others, under 
such restrictions and regulations as may be adopted by the 
Board of Curators ; and in no case, shall any article of any 
kind be removed from the Museum or Depository ; which De- 
pository shall contain, under the same restrictions and regula- 
tions, for the benefit of the members, a Library, as rapidly 
formed as circumstances' may admit. 

Art. V The interests of the Society shall be under the 
supervision of a President, three Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, 
a Recording and Corresponding Secretary, three Curators, and 
a Board of nine Managers; the said officers to be elected annu- 
ally, and continue in office until their successors be appointed. 

Art. VI. The Officers and Managers shall meet annually 
at the seat of the Conference session. Five shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business — the Curators being, ex 
officio, members of the Board. The Society shall meet annu- 
ally, during the Conference session, for the purpose of hearing 
a lecture, electing officers, and attending to any other neces- 
sary business. The times and places of the meeting of the 
Board and Society shall be made known by the President of 
the Association. 

Art. VII. An initiation fee of Fifty Cents, and an annual 
contribution of Fifty Cents, shall constitute a member for one 
year; Ten Dollars, a life member; and donations of value shall 
constitute the donor an honorary member 


. Art - VIII. The Board of Managers shall have charge of the 
interests of the Society, and the Curators during the intervals. 
of the meeting of said Board ; the remaining officers shall per- 
form the duties usually appertaining to such officers. 

ART. jjv. Inis Constitution ma}' be altered or amended at 
any annual meeting of the Society by a vote of two-thirds of 
the members present ; provided, such alterations have been pre- 
viously approved by the Board of Managers. 

Historical- Society of the South Carolina Conference. 

Annual Meeting, held in Columbia, December 18th, 1860. 

At the close of the Afternoon Session of the Conference, the 
President and first Vice-President being absent, the Eev. A. M. 
Shipp, D. D., the second Vice-President, called the meeting to 
order, A. G. Stacy, acting as Secretary pro tempore. 

The Treasurer, the Eev. F Milton Kennedy, reported $264 75 
as the amount of cash on hand. The report was adopted. 

The following valuable contributions were made to the Soci- 
ety, to be placed by the Curator in the room provided as a 
Repository for the property of the Association, in Wofford Col- 
lege, viz : 

1. The Pocket Compass used by the Eev. Daniel Asbury ; 
presented through the Eev. W A. Gamewell. 

2. Bound volumes of the Christian Advocate and Journal; 
presented by Dr. D. E. Dunlap, through the Eev. J. "VY Miller. 

3. The MS Address of Bishop Asbury to the General Confer- 
ence of 1816. written by the Bishop while on his way to attend 
the meeting of that body, but which never reached the seat of 
the Conference. This valuable document came from the hands 
of the Eev. J. B. Anthony, by the Eev. J. W Kelly. 

The Secretary was, on motion, instructed to return the 
hearty thanks of the Society to the generous donors of these 
interesting memorials of the past. 

On motion of the Eev J T. Wightman, Dr. A. M. Shipp was 
requested to examine the MS. Address of Bishop Asbury, and 
to furnish it for publication in the Southern Christian Advocate, 
provided he shall think proper to do so. 

On motion, it was 

Resolved, That each Preacher in the Conference is requested 
to have his likeness taken, at his own expense, as a contribu- 
tion to the Society— the likeness so furnished to be labeled by 
the Curator, and placed in the Society's Repository 

The Eev J T. Wightman stated as information that lie had 
lately procured a tolerably full sketch of the life of the vener- 
able George Dougherty, from an old lady who still survives, 
which, with the aid of other individuals, wil enable him ; A\ ght- 
man ) to furnish a satisfactory account of the life and labors of 
that great and good man. 


On motion of J W Kelly, the thanks of the Society were 
returned to Brothers Talley, Derrick, Crook, and others, for in- 
teresting reminiscences, and they and all the elder preachers 
were requested to favor the Society and the public with the 
valuable knowledge of former days, which is in their possession. 

On motion, the Curators were requested to have the room 
which has been appropriated to the Society put in order, all 
the articles deposited there to be neatly arranged and carefully 

Dr. Shipp called the especial attention of the Society to the 
following item in the published proceedings of the last annual 
meeting, viz. : "The Presiding Elders were appointed a Commit- 
tee to assist Dr. Shipp in collecting all proper information, to 
be forwarded to him sometime previous to the first of July, 
1860." Dr. Shipp stated that no such aid had yet been received, 
and that he earnestly desired to enlist the Presiding Elders in 
this good work. The following officers were elected for the 
ensuing year : 

W A. G-amewell, President; 1ST. Talley, First Vice-President; 
A. M. Shipp, Second Vice-President; E. J. Boyd, Third Vice- 
President ; A. G-. Stacy, Eecording Secretary ; F. A. Mood, 
Corresponding Secretary ; F M. Kennedy, Treasurer. 

Curators. — Eobert Bryce, Simpson Bobo, and James H. Car- 

Managers. — T. E. Walsh, James Stacy,. J. T. Wightman, W 
Martin, W Crook, W A. McSwain, B. English, J. W Kelly, 
and O. A. Darby. 

On motion, Dr. A. M. Shipp was appointed to deliver the 
lecture at the next annual meeting. 

The Society then adjourned with the benediction. 

A. G-. STACY, Recording Secretary. 



Resolved, That the preachers, in making out their statistics 
for the ensuing ecclesiastical year, report the number of per- 
sons baptized, both adults and children ; also the number of 
Sabbath School children converted in their respective charges. 


Resolved, That we heartily approve the enterprize of brother 
Wm. P. Smithson, and his associates, for the Washington City 
Church, and will exert ourselves to promote the sale of the 
Methodist Pulpit, South, and the great Engraving of the last 


General Conference, for the object specified; thus testifying in 
the most substantial manner, our cordial sympathy with the 
undertaking. l J 


^ Resolved, That, with profound thanksgiving to Almighty 
God, we acknowledge His gracious providence in bringing into 
the travelling connection a full supply of efficient young men 
for the work of the present year, and that we still invoke the 
Holy Spirit to call, equip and send forth " able ministers " into 
the field of our Zion. 

Resolved, That the first Friday in April and in September 
next, be observed as days of fasting and prayer to Almighty 
God for a general revival of religion within the bounds of the 
Conference, for his blessings on our literary institutions and 
the various enterprises of the Church, and that our people be 
requested to assemble on those days at their respective places 
of worship. 


Resolved, That the report of the Book Committee, and the 
report from the Publishing House at Nashville, be referred to a 
Committee consisting of three preachers of this Conference, 
and three laymen, to be appointed by the Presiding Bishop, 
who shall report in full to this Conference at its next session. 

Committee.— K. A. C. Walker, Dr. A. M. Shipp, 'W A. Game- 
well, Pobert Bryce, Geo. W Williams and B. F. Evans. 


Resolved, That we hereby respectfully request the College of 
Bishops to appoint the South Carolina Conference to commence 
on Thursday, whenever this arrangement may be consistent 
with the convenience of the Bishops who may preside at our 
annual sessions. 

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary to 
transmit this resolution to the Bishops at their next annual 

Resolved, That the resolution on our journal, which requires 
the Committees of Examination to meet on Monday morning 
previous to the Conference Session, is hereby rescinded, and 
that Tuesday is hereby substituted for Monday, whenever the 
Conference commences on Thursday 


Resolved, That this Conference has heard with great pleasure 
the address of Dr. Means, and that we will use our best efforts 


for the circulation of the Educational Monthly and Family 

Resolved, That the visit of Dr. Means to our Conference has 
afforded us unspeakable pleasure, and that we most earnestly 
and affectionately invite him to re-visit us whenever it is in his 
power to do so. 


Resolved, That the Sermon preached last evening before the 
Junior Preachers of this Conference, by Rev W H. Fleming, 
be requested for publication. 


Resolved, That it is the sense of this Conference, that the 
interests of the cause of Missions would be advanced by the 
discontinuance of anniversary collections at our annual sessions. 


Resolved, That we will still adhere to the good Methodist 
custom of circulating the books of our own publication. 

Resolved, That we will use our most earnest efforts to extend 
the circulation of our valuable periodicals. 

Resolved, That while we are gratified with the present finan- 
cial prosperity of the Southern Christian Advocate, we pledge 
ourselves to renewed efforts to secure a still larger patronage. 


Whereas, this Conference has learned that the widow of our 
late beloved Bishop Capers has been recently removed from 
among us, and we cherish with the highest satisfaction the re- 
membrance of the Christian virtues of our honored sister, who 
so long sustained and comforted her honored husband in the 
discharge of the high duties committed to him by the Church, 

Resolved, That this Conference sincerely sympathize with the 
bereaved children and family of our beloved Bishop Capers in 
their great loss, while we are comforted by the thought that 
their loss is her gain. 


Resolved, That the Presiding Elder of Lincolnton District, 
the preacher in charge of the Charlotte Station, the President 
of Davenport Female College, and the preachers in charge of 
the Catawba and Lenoir Circuits, be appointed a commission 


to take into consideration the application of the Board of 
Trustees of Rutherford Academy, and report at the next ses- 
sion of this Conference. 


To examine candidates for admission into the South Carolina 
Conference, have adopted the following studies, to which it is 
earnestly desired that the Presiding Elders and Preachers in 
charge will direct the applicants, viz : 

History of the Bible. Texts—" Clavis Biblica," " Bible in 
many Tongues," and " Our English Bible." Logic — Hedge's. 
Rhetoric — Blair's Lectures, abridged. Geography — Biblical 
and Modern. English Grammar. " Doctrines and Discipline." 

H. A. C. WALKER, Chairman.